Documents from the Stasi archives on the anti-Bulgarian campaign surrounding the investigation of the assassination attempt.
February 5, 1985
Major General Damm to the Director, Main Department II, 'Research of “STERN” in connection with the Pope assassination'
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Berlin, February 5, 1985
Main Department II
Research of “STERN” in connection with the Pope assassination
Local writing from 11.29.1984 – II/14/131/84-kü-sch
A Bulgarian security agency sends their thanks for the information provided to them, which was for their operative interests. They are attempting to solidify this information but have acquired no additional leads.
In this context, the Bulgarian security agency has turned to the MfS with the request that it be shared whether new information regarding the Turkish arms dealer, who turned to the editors of the “STERN,” are available. It would be of interest for the Bulgarian security agency what information it had access to and what data it wanted to make available to the “STERN” as well as what real possibilities exist for their publication.
Additionally, it would be of interest for the security agency of the PRB whether
XXXX XXXX [redacted]
Has shown activities with regards to this.
It is requested that Department X be made aware whether the corresponding information is available, which can be put at the disposal of the Bulgarian security agency.
Willi Damm reports that the Bulgarian security agency is seeking information a Turkish arms dealer from the Stasi about.
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