Macedonia – Authentic Turkish documents about the death of the Bulgarian hero Goce Delchev

 The Turkish documents on the murder of the Bulgarian Leader Gotse Delchev were published in Skopje in 1992 by Aleksandar Stoyanovskis(see Appendix No 15). They were part of the old site (now extinct)

Appendix No 15.

Appendix No 16. A photocopy by the telegram of Salonik valiya (chief of Vilaet) Hasan Fahmi from May 5 1903. The telegram contains the phrase:

„The cheta of the one of the famous leaders Delchev, is composed by twenty one rebels, but shamelesses from the Bulgarian population joined to the cheta and they together counted almost from seventy to eighty persons. They were encircled by the Ottoman army in the village of Banitsa which is outlying two and half hours from Serres”.


Appendix No 17. A photocopy by the telegram of the Myutisarif of Serres from May 9 1903. The document contains the following:

„I am informing you that the murdered famous rebel Delchev wanted to pick on revolt the whole village population and that from the declaration of the captive injured rebel Georgi, we knew about existence of weapons in every village. The authorities know, according to the last information, that the Bulgarians from the village of Rondi near Serres are rebels and they help to the chetas of the Committee”.

Appendix No 18. A photocopy by the telegram, written to the Turkish Embassy in Bulgaria, May 9 1903. It contains the phrase:

„On April, 22 (May, 5), in the village of Banitsa one of the leaders of the Bulgarian Committees, with name Delchev, was killed“.


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