Milena Methodieva is a scholar of Ottoman, Balkan and Turkish history and the author of “Between Empire and Nation: Muslim Reform in the Balkans.”
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How a Playwright Connected Muslim Bulgarians to the Ottomans
Namik Kemal came to be celebrated as one of the most prominent Ottoman poets, playwrights and political thinkers. While “The Fatherland” and other writings largely disappeared from public view during Sultan Abdulhamid II’s 33-year reign, they enjoyed significant popularity in Bulgaria’s Muslim community.