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Commenting article: Bulgarians Are Purely Indo-European, Not Turkic - Gene Study

A peculiar Slavic-Mediterranean gene admixture is in the core of the Bulgarian nation, a new Bulgarian-Italian genetic study has revealed.

Gene probes of 855 Bulgarians, including individuals from the country's Islam population, have been gathered and compared with other European nations, Professor Draga Toncheva from the Sofia-based Medical University has explained in an interview for the Bulgarian National Radio.

The results have failed to show any Turkic connection in the Bulgarians nation's genesis, contrary to popular beliefs.

Kuchkov - 31 Jan 2014 // 18:59:36

My fellow countryman , this shows how really uneducated you are.
There were never "Bulgars" , they were as now Bulgarians.
They came here and they found minor-to-moderate population of Slavs and Thracians.
And ofcourse , they(we) mixed with them.
If we are to be correct , personaly I think we are Scythians(Thracians) that were thrown out of the Balkan peninsula by Alexander the Great , and we settled in Caucaus and Crimea , where when the Huns(also Europeans , not some Mongol subhumans) came they thought us to be exellent horsemen.
Our way of life was by all means settled. We made a country , Old Great Bulgaria , and for some nomadic-mongol-subhuman horde , we did some great Castles and Fortresses , very uncommon amongst Mongols , which also proves there was nothing Mongol in us , but mainly European Scyths. Also known for the art of war , mainly scythic , we wore armour not of leather , but scale-armour , very hard to make and very unusual for Mongols , our swords were not curved like the Mongols` sword. Later , Isperikh (Asparukh) returned to liberate his old Motherland(Balkans) , seeing Old Great Bulgaria being destroyed by the Khazars.
Which , ofcourse , he did. And died a noble death , fighting the Khazars and defeating them in his last battle.
By all that information I took the liberty to share , I can assure you , Bulgarians were never ever Mongols , or Turkic but pure European Scyths.

hercules - 11 Sep 2011 // 10:28:01

As I’ve said many times on here I’m not a Turk but I love the people and their country !

sarkan - 10 Sep 2011 // 20:08:38


Nice to see you back here.

DrFaust - 10 Sep 2011 // 20:06:28


nothing wrong with being called a Turk. But I am still amazed that a guy like Dino is existing. Well, when you can call being online 24/7 in a Bulgarian(!) forum insulting Turks with invented trivia "existing". I am sure he has neither a job, nor a family.

But at least he has an entertaining mental defect. LOL

sarkan - 10 Sep 2011 // 19:59:59


"Would it be too much to ask the Turkish gallery (Hercules, Ankle, Sarkan, Dr. Faust et al) not to use my name in vain?"

I am the only Turkish national here but you make me proud when you call the others as Turkish. What would be disgraceful for me is the case that a pathetic loser like you were called Turkish.

Dino the Athenian - 10 Sep 2011 // 18:36:25

Dr. Faust:

What are you talking about?

I am mad about you(especially if you happen to be an Israeli):

DrFaust - 10 Sep 2011 // 17:22:42


you want to know what is child-like? Someone who is claiming that someone who disagrees with him (Dino) can only be a Turk.

Well, for Dino all people who are more intelligent than him are obviously Turks. Therefore and because the Turks I know are pleasant people I am not offended, although I told him already about a million times that I am NOT Turkish and have no connection whatsoever with this country.

Anyway, a child-like mind like him will repeat it another million times. Probably a case of Tourette syndrome...well, to be a retard AND suffer from Tourette at the same time...I express my sympathy with the poor devil.

DrFaust - 10 Sep 2011 // 15:35:44


since you are starting to be more than a bit senile, let me point out the following: it is insulting and child-like when somebody is calling someone a filthy Turk and is basing that insult on pure inventions.

Maybe Dino felt insulted that I exposed the truth. And for sure you and Dino react child-like. But you have to live with the fact that not everyone here is so stupid and senile as the two of you.

Dino the Athenian - 10 Sep 2011 // 14:56:43

Would it be too much to ask the Turkish gallery (Hercules, Ankle, Sarkan, Dr. Faust et al) not to use my name in vain?

ankle - 10 Sep 2011 // 10:20:23

You do notice when Faust makes his appearance the quality of discussion immediately becomes insulting and child-like?


You are totally wrong with your appraisal of what happens on this forum when Dr Faust appears and contributes to it.

His replies are factual and intellectual which can’t be sad for a lot of contributions…. Also he has a great knowledge about most things.

Maybe you prefer Dino’s offerings that are racist and abusive?

sa-sha - 10 Sep 2011 // 09:29:59

Todor, please, who invites You to "fall into the propaganda that..."?

TodorPetrov - 10 Sep 2011 // 02:09:38

With all due respect, this short article is stupid. Anyone who has made the slightest effort to study Bulgarian history knows that present day Bulgaria has seen people of many ethnicities settle in this beautiful land. At some point, Slavs became the major linguistic influence, and this might have happened because of migration and this logically shows up in the gene pool. All this being said, Bulgaria, as a nation, is born when the "Bulgars" crossed the Danube and established their kingdom. This is not just some "Turkic" tribe. Of Mongol ethnicity they were, of course, but they not only allied but eventually merged with the local slavs and created the Bulgarian Kingdom. Bulgaria survives to this day as a country. This would not have happened without the original Bulgars. I am very proud of my Bulgar heritage, call it Mongol or Turkic or whatever you want. Bulgaria was started by them and luckily incorporated slavs and older autochtone populations. Let us not fall into the propaganda that the communists sowed at the end of the 1980's, trying to say that we were all slavs and that we had to merge with the Soviet Union

viking - 9 Sep 2011 // 03:10:53

I can remember years ago A TV host in the USA (Oprah) figured out which part of Africa her family came from and I thought "what a waste". It would be much better to find the genetic roots of people in Bulgaria, the balkan peninsula, the rest of Europe and Asia minor. And here you go providing the report.
Thank you and I hope many more tests are done.

You do notice when Faust makes his appearance the quality of discussion immediately becomes insulting and child-like?

Dino the Athenian - 8 Sep 2011 // 22:18:48

Bulgarians could have ancient Macedonian blood via their Thracian connection.

I am not an anthropologist. All I can do is read and provide the evidence.

The evidence tells us that Bulgarians, Greeks and Italians have a common genetic bond that goes way back and certainly predates the Slavic appearance on the peninsula.

Chushki - 8 Sep 2011 // 22:15:27

baba nellie is a filthy turkish gypsy.

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