|Name Ahmed Dogan|
Parents Demire Dogan
|Partner Alten Alieva (2002–)|
|Born 29 March 1954 (age 61)
Pchelarovo, Dobrich Province, Bulgaria (1954-03-29) |
Political party Movement for Rights and Freedoms
Party Movement for Rights and Freedoms
Spouse Shirin Karnobatla (m. 1995–2002), Aysehel Rufi (m. 1993–1993)
Similar People Lyutvi Mestan, Delyan Peevski, Alten Alieva, Lyuben Berov, Hassan Ademov
Children Demir Dogan, Demet Dogan
Assassination attempt against bulgarian politician ahmed dogan
Ahmed Demir Dogan (Bulgarian: Ахмед Демир Доган; born Ahmed Ismailov Ahmedov in 29 March 1954) is a Bulgarian politician of Turkish descent. He was chairman of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) from 1990 to 2013.
- Assassination attempt against bulgarian politician ahmed dogan
- Failed assassination attempt on ahmed dogan
- Life and career
- 2013 attack
Failed assassination attempt on ahmed dogan
Life and career
Dogan was born in pen island Pchelarovo to Demire Dogan from Drandar and an unknown father from Pchelarovo, a village with Bulgarian and Roma population. In 1981 he completed his studies in philosophy at Sofia University and in 1986 earned the then equivalent of a doctoral degree after completing a dissertation on the theme of "Philosophical analysis of the principle of symmetry". He is the founder of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS), a liberal party that claims to represent the interests of the Turkish minority in Bulgaria.
In September 2007, Dogan's name was listed on an official report of communist-era secret police collaborators. According to the report, Dogan was a paid agent of the Committee for State Security from August 1974 until March 1988.
In October 2010, the Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) in Sofia acquitted Dogan of corruption in a case brought by the Parliamentary Commission regarding consulting fees paid in 2008 and 2009 in respect of hydro-power projects.
On 19 January 2013 as Dogan addressed a large audience from a podium, an assailant ran onto the stage and pointed a pistol within a foot of Dogan's head. The attacker used a gas pistol with blank cartridges but it failed to fire. According to many experts, even if the gun had fired it would have caused only non-lethal injuries. At this point, Dogan struck the arm of the assailant, pushing the arm holding the gun away, and grappled with him for a few moments before falling over. The assailant was then tackled and wrestled to the ground by security guards and delegates, and he was beaten and kicked for several minutes before being arrested. The entire episode was captured on video. The assailant was identified as Oktay Enimehmedov, a Bulgarian national of Turkish descent. In February 2014, Enimehmedov received a sentence of 3 years and 6 months imprisonment.