Milliy Firqa

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Milliy Fyrqa (Crimean Tatar: Milliy Fırqa, ملی فرقا - National Party, Cyrillic: Милли фирка) was a Muslim political group in Crimea which transferred en masse to the Bolsheviks during the Russian Civil War.[1] It was established in 1917 by Noman Çelebicihan. They were consequently able to seize control of the state to foster a Crimean Tatar identity.[2] The party was banned by Soviet authorities in 1921.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Islamic Threat to the Soviet State by Aelexandre Bennigsen and Marie Boxup, 1984, Services Book Club, Lahore
  2. ^ The Crimean Tatars: The Diaspora Experience and the Forging of a Nation by Brian Glyn Williams, 2001, Brill, Leiden and Boston