Muslim bus driver killed in Burgas bombing laid to rest
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Muslim bus driver killed in Burgas bombing laid to rest

No Bulgarian officials present to pay respects at Mustafa Kyosev's funeral

Ilan Ben Zion, a reporter at the Associated Press, is a former news editor at The Times of Israel. He holds a Masters degree in Diplomacy from Tel Aviv University and an Honors Bachelors degree from the University of Toronto in Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Jewish Studies, and English.

Bulgarian policeman is seen in front of destroyed buses at Burgas Airport, Bulgaria on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 (photo credit: AP/Bulphoto Agency)
Bulgarian policeman is seen in front of destroyed buses at Burgas Airport, Bulgaria on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 (photo credit: AP/Bulphoto Agency)

Mustafa Kyosev, the Muslim Bulgarian bus driver killed in the Burgas airport bombing on Wednesday, was laid to rest Friday in his hometown of Yurukovo, Bulgarian media reported on Saturday.

Unlike the Israeli victims of the bombing, whose coffins were brought home by Israeli air force planes and deplaned at a ceremony attended by Israeli government officials, no Bulgarian officials attended Kyosev’s funeral.

Kyosev, 36, belonged to Bulgaria’s ethnically Turkish, Muslim minority, which comprises 8% of the country’s 7 million people.

He was survived by his wife Emine and 10-year-old daughter.

 

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