Tensions Appear in Bulgaria's Opposition DPS Party as Founder Criticises Leadership

Politics » DOMESTIC | December 23, 2015, Wednesday // 13:18
Bulgaria: Tensions Appear in Bulgaria's Opposition DPS Party as Founder Criticises Leadership Founder and honorary chairperson of DPS Ahmen Dogan. File photo, BGNES

Tensions seem to have started to appear within the second largest opposition party in Bulgaria - the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) as its founder and honorary chairperson, Ahmed Dogan, criticised the party's leadership over its stance on the downing of the Russian Su-24 bomber by Turkey.

In a new year's speech addressing the elite of the party, Dogan criticised current leader Lyutvi Mestan over the declaration of DPS, which had expressed support for Turkey and hurled criticim at Russia.

Back in November, Mestan stated that the violation of the airspace of each NATO member country represented violation of the airspace and sovereignty of the Alliance as a whole.

Dogan identified the declaration of Mestan as a "goof" as neither the Pentagon nor NATO had expressed a clear stance on the incident.

The founder of the party noted that DPS was in the need of renewal, but not substitution attempted with the support of neighbouring countries.

In his speech, Dogan also questioned the continued existence of the EU and the extent to which NATO is an adequate defence system.

The honorary chairperson noted that both Russia and Turkey are seeking to assume a new role in the world, which could result in difficult relations and crises on the Balkans and in Europe.

We need your support so Novinite.com can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

Domestic » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: Bulgaria, DPS, Ahmed Dogan, Lyutvi Mestan, turkey, Russia, SU-24, NATO, EU, airspace, violation
Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria