ISSN: 1011-727X
e-ISSN: 2667-5420

Mehmet Pınar

Keywords: Bulgaria, Republican People’s Party, the Democrat Party, Immigrants


After 1946, Turkey's passing to a multi-party period brought about a significant impact in terms of both national and international relationships. Within this context, decisions like; Turkey sending troops to the Korean War, explicitly taking its place in the Western Bloc as a NATO member and benefiting from the Marshall supports brought about a chain of progressive changes. With respect to immigration and immigration policy, changes in agricultural realm, population growth and beginning of the urbanization process were also very important developments. During this period, the most important reason for the on-going migration was the establishment of the communist regime in Bulgaria. Accordingly, because the Turkish minority in Bulgaria didn't want to live under a socialist government, Bulgarians began pressuring to break from Bulgarian nationalism which was on the rise at that time. These migrations created a significant impact on doing politics in Turkey. The pursued immigration policies led to strife between the Republican People's Party and the Democrat Party