Bulgarian President Criticizes Security Service in Dogan Attack Aftermath

January 21, 2013, Monday // 02:25
Bulgaria: Bulgarian President Criticizes Security Service in Dogan Attack Aftermath
Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev. Photo by BGNES

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has criticized the country's National Security Service for its reaction to Saturday's attack against key politician Ahmed Dogan.

Police in Bulgaria detained a man after he pointed a gas pistol at former Movement for Rights and Freedoms leader Ahmed Dogan as he was delivering a speech in the capital Sofia on Saturday. No shots were fired. The man was identified as Oktay Enimemehmedov, a 25-year-old ethnic Turkish resident of the city of Burgas.

Plevneliev told reporters on Monday that he has ordered National Security Service head Todor Kodzheykov to prepare a report on the incident.

The President stated that "mistakes were made" by the National Security Service, adding that a number of measures will be taken to improve its work.


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