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] Noman Çelebicihan established the group in 1917. At the time, they eventually seized control of the state in an attempt to foster a Crimean Tatar identity.[2] Soviet authorities banned the party in 1921.


  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