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ITTIHAD-I MUHAMMADI CEMIYETI

ITTIHAD-I MUHAMMADI CEMIYETI. A political and religious organization was founded around the newspaper Volkan (Volcano) in February I9o9 by Hafiz Dervis Vahdeti, a Naqshbandi from Cyprus. Named Ittihad-i Muhammadi Cemiyeti (Muhammadan Union), it is known for its role in the insurrection of April I9o9 in Istanbul that aimed to destroy the Committee of Union and Progress (CUP). Conservative forces in the Ottoman Empire had been alarmed by the winds of change that blew through the capital after t ...more

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