Biking To Bulgaristan

As I neared the Turkey/Bulgaria border, I began to see signs for “Bulgaristan.” Before this moment I had no idea that people in Turkey referred to their neighboring country of “Bulgaria as “Bulgaristan.” Have you ever heard of Bulgaristan before?

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  1. Martin says:

    Stan is the suffix indicating a country, for a Bulgarian and obviously for foreigners it sounds bizarre and a little odd, even insulting.

  2. Kaan says:

    this is just the language, In Turkish , Yunanistan (Greece), G├╝rcistan (Georgia) etc. what makes you think it is insulting, just calm down, as i said it is just the way of saying a country, dont be that much sensitive.

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