Bulgarian Muslims pray during a remembrance ceremony in the village of Kornitsa, some 200km south of Sofia, March 30, 2013. Hundreds of people gathered on Saturday to commemorate the events that took place 40 years ago in the village. On March 28, 1973 armed forces of the communist police services and the army attempted to storm Kornitsa, a village predominantly occupied by Pomaks - an ethnic minority group of Bulgarian Muslims. The state campaign was part of a forceful assimilation policy, including a ban on headscarves and the change of Turkish-Arabic names to ethnic Bulgarian ones. The ope

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Bulgarian Muslims pray during a remembrance ceremony in the village of Kornitsa, some 200km south of Sofia, March 30, 2013. Hundreds of people gathered on Saturday to commemorate the events that took place 40 years ago in the village. On March 28, 1973 armed forces of the communist police services and the army attempted to storm Kornitsa, a village predominantly occupied by Pomaks - an ethnic minority group of Bulgarian Muslims. The state campaign was part of a forceful assimilation policy, including a ban on headscarves and the change of Turkish-Arabic names to ethnic Bulgarian ones. The ope

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