"There is no synonym for 'Turkish yoke'. Any attempt to find it is tantamount to high treason."
Nikola Belishki, mayor of Panagyurishte
"Thracian tombs are more unique than Egyptian pyramids."
Vezhdi Rashidov, Culture Minister
"The eastern parts of Macedonia may want to join Bulgaria like Crimea and Donbas joined Russia."
Bozhidar Dimitrov, manager of the National History Museum