News bulletin in Turkish will be removed: Ataka leader January 5, 2010Posted by Yilan in Bulgaria, Turkey.
Tags: ATAKA, Turkey
The news bulletins in Turkish (broadcast on the Bulgarian National Television, FOCUS News Agency’s note) will be removed. I am convinced of that, but it will not happen in two-three months Ataka chairman Volen Siderov said in an interview with bTV television channel.
He says “the colleagues’ way of thinking needs preparation, because Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria is not Ataka party.”
“I deferred this proposal, I did not withdrew it, because a referendum should be held. The Bulgarian public should decide whether they want the news bulletins and then on this basis nobody will be able to say it happened because of this nationalistic party,” added Siderov.
Asked why there should not be news bulletins in Turkish, as Bulgaria has already signed the framework convention on the minority rights, the Ataka leader said that “the practice shows nobody watches them, even those people who say they are Turks or speak in Turkish.”