168 Muslims in Late 19th Century Bulgaria
In this special episode finishing off season 7, we cover the unique challenges faced by Bulgaria's Muslim population following the 1878-9 Russo-Turkish War. In this time, they struggle to find their place in the young Bulgarian state, to determine their relationship with the Ottoman Empire, and decide how their communities should adapt to the fast-changing world around them.
Turkish refugees fleeing from the region around Tarnovo to Shumen during 1877
Turkish refugees fleeing from Eastern Rumelia in 1885
A census map of ethnic groups in Bulgaria during 1892