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TURKISH AND CRIMEAN TATAR MINORITY IN ROMANIA: امل . Emel (Ideal) No. 132. [Emel mecmuası]


8°. 40 pp. reverse collation in Ottoman script with illustrated head on the title page, illustrated cover, title in Romanian printed on the back cover, stapled (wrappers slightly stained, old small stamp with a date on the back cover, spine with small tears, otherwise in a good condition).

An unusual publication in Ottoman script was published in Constanța for the Turkish and Crimean Tatar minority.

The magazine Emel (Ideal) was published between 1930 and 1939 and it included cultural articles. The magazine used the Ottoman script, combined with Latin titles and names on the wrappers.

The editor Müstecib H. Fazıl (later known as Müstecib Ülküsal, 1899-1996) was an author and lawyer of Crimean Tatar origins living in Romania. Fazıl was known for his active work on the history of the Turkish minority living in Romania and connecting the contemporary émigrés. His most famous work is Dobruca ve Türkler (Dobruca and Turks) on the Turkish population in the Romanian region Dobruca on the Black Sea, published in 1940. He was also an author of books on Crimean Turkish Tatars and proverbs of the Turkish Tatars in Dobruca. In 1941, he moved to Turkey, where he received a Turkish citizenship.

Müstecib H. Fazıl started publishing Emel magazine together with his friends in Constanța from 1930 until 1939. On the initiative of his friends he resumed the publication in 1960 in Ankara,

References: OCLC 183350200, 269203017, 6337910 & 724987543.

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