Лидерът на “Да, България!” и съпредседател на “Демократична България” изрази днес в писмо до председателя на Алианса на либералите и демократите (АЛДЕ) Ханс ван Баален изумлението си от заявената публично в Туитър позиция в подкрепа на Ахмед Доган, в която посетителите на държавния плаж до резиденцията са наречени екстремисти. 

В писмото си Иванов разяснява, че не е имало атаки към личността или собствеността на г-н Доган, за сметка на бруталния начин, по който акостиращите с лодка на държавна земя са изблъскани от брега и заплашвани от служители на НСО.

“Публичното възмущение от случилото се в Росенец, където трима граждани просто се опитаха да упражнят правото си на достъп до публична държавна собственост, доведе до оставката на началника на Националната служба за сигурност. След моя призив към всички български граждани да упражняват своето конституционно право на достъп до земя, която е публична държавна собственост, хиляди дойдоха в Росенец на 11 юли.” – казва в писмото си Иванов, пояснявайки, че изрично е призовал всички да спазват закона, да избягват всякаква форма на насилие и да не нарушават частната собственост, което и са направили присъстващите. 

“Симпатизанти на Движението за права и свободи, партията на г-н Доган, бяха докарани в Росенец от цялата страна. Въпреки всички спекулации срещата между двете групи премина добре, без нито един инцидент. В един момент техни членове пееха заедно националния химн и скандираха “За-ед-но!”.” – допълва лидерът на “Да, България!”.  

В коментара си към думите на ван Баален, че Ахмед Доган е установил етническия мир в България, Иванов спомена агентурното минало на почетния председател на ДПС и поясни: 

“Дългогодишното твърдение на г-н Доган и неговата партия, че са единствен гарант на етническия мир доведе до ситуация, в която зад тази фалшива претенция малка група от висшестоящи членове на ДПС, близки до него, се превърнаха в един от най-значимите източници на корупция в България.” 

Иванов изрази също така притеснението си от факта, че споделената от ван Баален позиция, базирана на невярна информация, е повод за разочарование у българите, които по принцип подкрепят Евросъюза и общите за страните в него ценности. 

Оригиналния текст на писмото можете да прочетете тук:

Mr. Hans van Baalen,
President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party

Mr. Dacian Ciolos,
President of Renew Europe in the European Parliament
Members of the Renew Europe in the European Parliament


Dear Mr. van Baalen,

I was dismayed by your tweet published on July 14th, which reads as follows:

“MRF President of Honour Ahmed Dogan introduced ethnic peace in Bulgaria. He should be treated with respect. It is a shame that extremists are attacking him and his property.”

When the facts are that neither Mr. Dogan’s person nor his property were ever attacked.

Here are the basic details of the story: On July 7th, I was accompanied by a member of the local municipal council, Dimitar Naydenov, and a member of “Yes, Bulgaria” party, Ivailo Mirchev, with whom I tried to reach a small public beach on Rosenets peninsula. The beach is adjacent to a sumptuous residence which does not officially belong to Mr. Dogan but is owned by a company. However, it has been a common knowledge for years that Mr. Dogan spends his summers there.

The above mentioned beach has not been accessible by land for private citizens for some time. There is a barrier and guards blocking the public road, hence the three of us tried to reach the beach by sea. When our small boat reached the coast, we were accosted by several armed men who refused to identify themselves. They treated us with brutality, pushing us into the water and threatening to remove us by force. Those men were later identified as officers of the National Security Service, the official State agency taking care of the protection of the President and the Prime Minister of Bulgaria. Those men had no reason to be there since Mr. Dogan hasn’t held any public office in years, but he has been enjoying their services for obscure reasons for a very long time.

The facts are that that day we were three citizens simply trying to exercise their right to access public land but were unlawfully removed by armed men.

The public outcry from what happened on Rosenets beach led to the resignation of the Head of the National Security Service.

Following the incident, I called to all Bulgarian citizens to exercise their constitutional right to access public land. Thousands of people showed up in Rosenets on July 11th, to do exactly that. In my appeal, I specified that everyone should obey the law, avoid any form of violence, and not trespass private property. That’s exactly what happened.

Sympathisers of the Movement for Rights and Freedom (MRF), Mr. Dogan’s party, had been brought to Rosenets from all around the country.

In spite of all speculations, the meeting of the two groups went smoothly and without a single recorded incident. At some point during the day, members of the two groups were singing together the National Anthem and chanting “We are together!”. 

Dear Mr. van Baalen,

In this letter I am not going to discuss in detail the person of Mr. Dogan, a former agent of the Communist Secret Services who spied on his closest friends for years.

I am concerned for two reasons:

First, the long standing claim of Mr. Dogan and his party to be the only guarantee for ethnic peace in Bulgaria has led to a situation where under false pretence a small group of MRF dignitaries have turned themselves in one the most important sources of corruption in Bulgaria. This has not benefited the Bulgarian Turks in any way. In fact, on that day in Rosenets beach when they were shipped to his aid from their small villages all over the country, we observed the disbelief in their eyes of the luxury of Mr. Dogan’s summer residence.

Second, as a leader of a strongly pro-European political party, I am concerned that your tweet based on misinformation is a disappointment for Bulgarians, who are under usual circumstances enthusiastic supporters of the European Union and our common values.

Sincerely,

Hristo Ivanov

President of Yes, Bulgaria! Party,

Co-President of Democratic Bulgaria,

Former Minister of Justice

15 Юли 2020, Сряда