Information on the cult of Tangra religion and how its adherents are viewed and treated at present [BGR16991.E]

Information on the above subject is currently unavailable to the DIRB in Ottawa. However, please consult the attached document on the Tengri cult, Turkic religions and on religions in general in Bulgaria.

This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


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The Encyclopedia of Religion. 1987. Vol. 14, 15. Edited by Mircea Eliade. New York: MacMillan Publishing Company, pp. 401-403; 87-94.

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Institute for Religion and Democracy, Washington, DC.

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