Journalist and writer (b. 23 June 1908, Fethiye / Muğla - d. 20 August 1991, İstanbul). He was the son of Yunus Nadi Abalıoğlu. He attended Galatasaray High School (1929); he studied social sciences at Vienna and Lausanne Universities (1935). When he returned to Turkey, he worked as a sociology teacher at Galatasaray High School (1938-41), as a Muğla parliamentary deputy (1950-54) and as a senator nominated by the President of Republic (1964-68). After the death of his father, he was the owner and head writer of Cumhuriyet newspaper.
His articles were published in this newspaper from 1936. With his book Ben Atatürkçü Değilim (I am not a Kemalist, 1982), he shared the Burhan Felek Services to the Press Award with Hikmet Feridun Es. In the same year, he received the Special Honorary Award given by the Progressive Journalists Association.
ANECDOTE: Sokakta Gürültü Var (There is Noise in the Street, 1943).
STUDY-RESEARCH: Atatürk İlkeleri Işığında Uyarmalar (Warnings in the Principles of Atatürk, 1961), 27 Mayıs’tan 12 Mart’a (From 27 May to 12 March, 1971).
MEMOIR: Perde Aralığından (From the Opening of the Curtain, 1965).
TRAVEL LITERATURE: İki Sovyet Rusya/ 1935-65 (Two Soviet Russias / 1935-65, 1967).
ESSAY: Sil Baştan (All Over Again, 1975), Olur Şey Değil (It’s Incredible, essay-memoir, 1981), Ben Atatürkçü Değilim (I am not a Kemalist, 1982), Dostum Mozart (My Friend Mozart, 1985).