Bulgaria, located north of Greece and Istanbul, is very old in terms of human settlement. A 6800-year-old plaque has been found near Montana, with some 24 markings found in four rows - it has not been possible to read it, but it is estimated that humans must have lived here since that time. In 1972, a gold treasure was found in Varna, situated on the banks of the Black Sea, on which the royal markings were made, which suggests that there would have been a state or power here even in very old times - although the ethnic origin of this state is known.
By 1018, the Bulgar Empire came to an end with the Byzantine invasions. From 1185 to 1360, the second Bulgar Empire ruled. The Ottoman (Ottoman) Turks then took over. In 1877, Russia attacked the Ottoman Empire and defeated them. In 1878, the Third Bulgar Empire emerged. In 1980, 30,000 Turks left Bulgaria and fled to Turkey in a campaign against the Turks. A similar campaign took place in Greece two decades earlier. In 1989, a soft branch of the Communist Party ruled there.