Makedoniya (Bulgarian newspaper)

Makedoniya (Bulgarian: Македония, originally spelled Македонія) was a Bulgarian newspaper edited and published by Petko Slaveykov in Istanbul with the aim to help the foundation of an independent Bulgarian Church.[1][2] Started in 1866, Makedoniya was one of the first Bulgarian newspapers and among the most popular at the time;[3][4] it published news items, articles and discussion papers in the Bulgarian language and sometimes in the Greek language. It was stopped from printing in 1872 after the creation of the Bulgarian Exarchate. The newspaper had the title "Macedonia", as its main task per Slaveykov himself, was to educate the misguided (sic): Grecomans there, who he called Macedonists.[5]

Title page of the 4 July 1870 issue of Makedoniya

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  1. ^ Bulgaria Encyclopedia, Volume 4, published by BAS, Sofia, 1984
  2. ^ "Биографични бележки - Петко Славейков".
  3. ^ Georgi E. Boršukov (2003). Istorija na bălgarskata žurnalistika: 1844 - 1877, 1878 - 1885. ISBN 978-954-553-063-0.
  4. ^ Огледало на народния дух (Mirror of the folk spirit), in: Gurkova, N. Върхове на българската журналистик (Highlights of Bulgarian Journalism), Vol. 1, Sofia, 1976.
  5. ^ Речник на българската литература, том 2 Е-О. София, Издателство на Българската академия на науките, 1977. с. 324.