Writer (b. 1890, Damascus – d. 4 November 1968). He published the newspaper Alemdar in 1909, the year he graduated from Galatasaray High School. He lived in exile in Sinop, Çorum and Konya because of his opposition to the Union and Progress Party (1914-18) after the murder of Mahmut Şevket Paşa. He wrote articles in support of the Friends of England Society and the ally of the English, the Liberty and Entente Party, along with articles against the National Struggle in the newspaper Alemdar that he republished after the Armistice. After the announcement of the Republic, he was on the “150 list” and exiled (1924). He came back to Turkey due to an amnesty after fifteen years of exile and wrote for the newspapers Yeni Sabah and Milliyet (after 1953) in İstanbul. He was among the writers who were against the purification of the language. On his last wishes, he was buried in Üçler Cemetery opposite Mevlana’s Tomb.
NOVEL: Köle (The Slave, 1945), Sayılı Fırtınalar (Numbered Storms, 2nd edition, 1958), Eski İstanbul Kabadayıları (The Vagabonds of Old İstanbul, 1958), Dağlar Kralı (King of the Mountains, 3rd edition, 1963), Bir Başka Âlem (Another Universe, 1964).
MEMOIR: Enkaz Arasında (Among the Ruins, 1945), Bu Gözler Neler Gördü (These Eyes Saw Many Things, 2003).
TRAVEL LITERATURE: İhtişam Diyarı Hindistan (India The Land of Splendor, 1962).