Bulgaria Security Council to Discuss Opposition Leader Assassination Attempt
Bulgaria's Consultative Council on National Security will disuss at its next sitting Saturday's failed assassination attempt against opposition Movement for Rights and Freedoms leader Ahmed Dogan.
The Council, convened and presided by Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev, is to hold its next sitting on February 5.
The initial agenda for the sitting included matters relating to the situation in the Middle East, including the July 18, 2012 terror strike against Israeli tourists in the Bulgarian resort city of Burgas.
The assaulter however misfired his gun and was brought to the ground by delegates at the conference, with Dogan escaping unharmed.
As it transpired as the congress resumed later, the leader, who had chaired the Movement ever since its inception in 1990, announced that he is asking to resign from the position.
He recommended current vice-chair Lyutvi Mestan as an heir.
The Movement for Rights and Freedoms, styled as a liberal party, and member of ALDE, is known to be largely supported by Bulgaria's sizeable ethnic Turkish minority.
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