PM: Turkish-Bulgarian Party Controls Bulgarian Media

Politics » DOMESTIC | February 2, 2013, Saturday // 10:38
Bulgaria: PM: Turkish-Bulgarian Party Controls Bulgarian Media Photo by BGNES

Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov has rejected accusation he is exercising undue control over media as unwarranted and has pointed to the alleged influence of the liberal Movement for Rights and Freedoms.

In an interview for the Bulgarian National TV, Borisov was commenting a MRF conference speech by long-time ex leader Ahmed Dogan, who in the report accused the PM of authoritarian rule.

"I have great fun listening to those people. This report is basically an attack against me and the GERB party. Dogan is talking about media freedom, but what is cynical is that his party controls a large part of media in Bulgaria," said the PM.

Borisov recalled that Delyan Peevski, whose mother Irena Krasteva, owns the New Bulgarian Media Group, is an MP from the Movement.

The PM went on to claim that "most political analysts" are one way or another close to former PM Ivan Kostov and his rightist Democrats for Strong Bulgaria, while GERB has no support from media or commentators.

Borisov recapitulated by saying that surging virulent attacks against him were only showing other parties' helplessness ahead of the coming July general elections.

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

Domestic » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: Boyko Borisov, Ahmed Dogan, Delyan Peevski, Irena Krasteva, New Bulgarian Media Group, Ivan Kostov, Democrats for Strong Bulgaria, GERB, Movement for Rights and Freedoms, media freedom, elections
Bulgaria news (Sofia News Agency - 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." (Sofia News Agency - 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