Researcher and writer (b. 30 November 1958, Balıkesir). He completed primary, secondary and high school at Ankara College. He graduated from Hacettepe University, Department of Economics in 1981. He did his master’s in the same department at Hacettepe University (1985). Starting his doctorate studies at Ukraine Free University in Munich, Germany, Kırımlı later went to the United States and received the title of doctor at Madison Wisconsin University, Department of History (1990). He has been an academician at Bilkent University since 1991 and a member of the Turkish Historical Society since 1995.
His research was mainly related to the historical background of Turk-Muslim people under the Russia Soviet Empires, Turk-Russian and Turk-Ukrainian relations and the current situation of these relations.
National Movements and National Identity Among the Crimean Tatars / 1905-1916 (1996), Kırım Tatarlarında Millî Kimlik ve Millî Hareketler / 1905-1906 (National Movements and National Identity Among the Crimean Tatars / 1905-1916, 1997), Kırım Bibliyografyası (Bibliography of Crimea, 1986).