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Bir Çocuğun Gözünden Balkan Dramı
With the Ottoman-Russian War (1877-1878), known as the 93 War, a fire surrounded the Balkan lands. The wars that spread rapidly in the region continued until the end of the First World War. In this process, the Balkan countries broke away from the Ottoman Empire one by one and declared their independence. Bulgaria, one of these countries, declared its independence in 1908 and left the Ottoman Empire. Like other European states, Bulgarians leaft the Ottoman Empire and established a new state by centering their national identity. However, while doing this, they resorted to ways of isolating other minorities, especially Muslim Turks. This isolation turned into a systematic assimilation after World War II and in the 1980s. Trying to implement its own ethnic cleansing, Bulgaria limited the freedoms of other minorities, especially Muslims and Turks, by interfering in their daily lives. Bulgarians pressured them to change their culture, religion or even their names. This situation in the history of Bulgaria has been the subject of history and sociology as well as literature and even children's literature. Romanianborn researcher and academician Dr. Hristo Slavov Kyuchukov is also a children's literature writer. Kyuchukov, who spent his childhood and youth in Bulgaria, personally experienced the Bulgarian persecution in the 1980s and wanted to convey his experiences through the eyes of a child through literature. The author strikingly expressed those years with both fictional integrity and illustrations in his book My Name was Hussein, which he wrote for children. It is important that the Bulgarian persecution is the subject of children's literature and that those years are conveyed through the eyes of a child. My name was Hussein, which is the subject of the study, will be evaluated in terms of subject and content on a historical basis. In the study document analysis technique was used as one of the qualitative research methods.

Children's Literature, Bulgarian persecution, My Name was Hussein

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