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Emin Emin / The center of the village. Brestovene, Razgrad. January 1985.
Change of names. Concerned villagers in the centre of the village.

Emin Emin / The center of the village. Brestovene, Razgrad. January 1985.
Change of names. Concerned villagers in the centre of the village.

Emin Emin / The center of the village. Brestovene, Razgrad. January 1985.
Change of names. Concerned villagers in the centre of the village.

Unidentified locality. Winter of 1972.
Change of names of Pomaks.

Süleyman Akman / Kapakule, Edirne. 08.06.1989.
In front of the registration desk.

Süleyman Akman / Kapıkule, Edirne. 08.06.1989.
The greeting of the doll and the sad girl.

Kâzim Zaim / Train stop at Kapakule, Edirne. Summer 1989.
Washing a newborn baby.

Kâzim Zaim / Kapakule, Adrianople. Summer of 1989.
An old man in a stalemate.

Kâzim Zaim / Train stop at Kapakule, Edirne. Summer of 1989.
Grandmother and granddaughter.

Behiç Günalan / Kapakule, Adrianople. Summer of 1989.
Ceremonial welcome of the Turks expelled from Bulgaria.

Behiç Günalan / Train stop at Kapakule, Adrianople. Summer 1989.
Morning toilet at the train station

Süleyman Akman / Topchii station, Razgrad region. 14 October 1969.
A bird’s eye view of an expatriate drama.

Süleyman Akman / Topchii station, Razgrad region. 14 October 1969.
After parting… Will we see each other again?

Jack Birns  / Karaağaç Train Station, Edirne. Early 1950’s.
Turkish women with their fur coats.

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Erich Lessing  / Ethnic Turks expelled from Bulgaria flee to Edirne, Turkey, 1951.
Refugees wait to be resettled in Turkey. In the meantime, laundry dries on the wire surrounding the temporary camp.

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Erich Lessing  / Ethnic Turks expelled from Bulgaria flee to Edirne, Turkey, 1951. 

Arrival by train.

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Erich Lessing  / Ethnic Turks expelled from Bulgaria flee to Edirne, Turkey, 1951.

Arrival by train.

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Erich Lessing  / Ethnic Turks expelled from Bulgaria flee to Edirne, Turkey, 1951. 

Young boy carrying provisions.

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Erich Lessing  / Ethnic Turks, expelled from Bulgaria, arrive by train in Edirne,Turkey,1951.
Refugees carrying their possessions, among them kitchen stoves.

Emin Emin / The center of the village. Brestovene, Razgrad. January 1985.
Change of names. Concerned villagers in the centre of the village.

Emin Emin / The center of the village. Brestovene, Razgrad. January 1985.
Change of names. Concerned villagers in the centre of the village.

Unidentified locality. Winter of 1972.
Change of names of Pomaks.

Süleyman Akman / Kapakule, Adrianople. 08.06.1989.
Waiting for the registration.

Süleyman Akman / Train stop at Kapakule, Adrianople. 08.06.1989.
Hope for a reunion with relatives.

Kâzim Zaim / Train stop at Kapakule, Edirne. Summer 1989.
Bulgarian train carrying Turks.

Kâzim Zaim / Kapakule, Edirne. Summer of 1989.
An elderly Turkish woman covering her tears.

Kâzim Zaim / Kapikule railway station, Edirne. Summer of 1989.
Kyazm Zaim among expelled Turks.

Behiç Günalan / Kapakule railway station. Summer 1989.
Waiting on the platform.

Behiç Günalan / Kapakule, Edirne. Summer of 1989.
Mothers whose conscript or soldier sons are held hostage in Bulgaria.

Behiç Günalan / Kapıkule, Edirne. Summer of 1989.
Wanted information board.

Süleyman Akman / Topchii station, Razgrad region. 14 October 1969.
The freight wagons and employees before departure.

Süleyman Akman / Topchii station, Razgrad region. 14 October 1969.
A photo to remember.

Süleyman Akman / Topçii station, Razgrad region. 14 October 1969.
Women’s eyes full of tears and grief.

Mehmed Uruc / Kornitsa village square, Gotse Delchev. 23 February-28 March 1973.
Protest against the policy of changing the names of Pomaks.

Mehmed Uruc / Kornitsa village square, Gotse Delchev. 23 February-28 March 1973.
Protest against the policy of changing the names of Pomaks.

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Erich Lessing  / Ethnic Turks expelled from Bulgaria flee to Edirne, Turkey, 1951.
Women in traditional trousers wait to be vaccinated.

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Erich Lessing  / Ethnic Turks expelled from Bulgaria flee to Edirne, Turkey, 1951. 

Arrival by train.

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Erich Lessing  / Ethnic Turks expelled from Bulgaria flee to Edirne, Turkey, 1951. 

Refugees waiting to register at the reception center at the Edirne train station.

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Erich Lessing  / Within a few weeks, some 150.000 ethnic Turks, expelled
 from Bulgaria, arrived by train in Edirne, Turkey,1951.

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Erich Lessing  / Ethnic Turks,expelled from Bulgaria, arrive in an Anatolian village where they will settle after their brief stay at the refugee camp in Edirne, Turkey, 1951

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