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Commenting article: Bulgaria's Ethnic Turkish Leader Resigns after Surviving Attempt on His Life

Ahmed Dogan, founder and leader of the Bulgarian ethnic Turkish party DPS (Movement for Rights and Freedoms), resigned his post as party chairman four hours after an attempt was made on his life.

With his resignation, Ahmed Dogan nominated his deputy Lyutvi Mestan as party leader.

Dogan was reading his long-anticipated report to the 8th DPS party conference at the National Palace of Culture in Sofia at about 12:30 pm on Saturday when a 25-year-old man from Burgas, Oktay Enimehmedov, pointed a gas handgun at his face but failed to produce a shot.