Poet and author. (B. 1886, Diyarbekir - D. December 25,
1939, Istanbul). His real name is Mehmet Samih Fethi. He completed his
education in his homeland. He worked as a history and literature teacher in
He wrote articles in Cumhuriyet newspaper and serialized his novels. He was known with his novels focusing on history. Turhan Tan has published several poems and articles in the journal of Servet-i Fünûn and several newspapers with pseudonyms such as Bedrettin Yilmaz and Halil Rüştü during his youth. He has several published articles in Hayat Encyclopedia with the signature M.S. His poems were not published as a book. Impact of Edebiyât-ı Cedîde poets are seen in his poems. He has thirty four novels.
HIS MAJOR NOVELS: Ali Maceralar (1912), Cehennemden Selam (1928), Sevinç Han (1931), Gönülden Gönüle (1931), Kadın Avcısı (1932), Üç Ay Yatakta (1934), Akından Akına (1935), Cem Sultan (1935), Timurlenk (1935), Viyana Dönüşü (1936), Osmanlı Rasputini Cinci Hoca (1938), Hürrem Sultan, Safiye Sultan, Devrilen Kazan, Cengiz Han (1962).
COMPILATION: Tarihî Fıkralar (1962).
REFERENCE: TDE Ansiklopedisi (c. 8, 1976-98), Mehmet Behçet Yazar / Edebiyatçılar Alemi - Edebiyatımızın Unutulan Simaları (yay. haz. Mustafa Everdi, 1999), TBE Ansiklopedisi (2001), İhsan Işık / Türkiye Yazarlar Ansiklopedisi (2001, 2004) – Encyclopedia of Turkish Authors (2005) - Resimli ve Metin Örnekli Türkiye Edebiyatçılar ve Kültür Adamları Ansiklopedisi (2006, gen. 2. bas. 2007), İbnülemin Mahmud Kemal İnal / Son Asır Türk Şairleri (c. IV, 2002), Alim Yıldız / Sivaslı Şairler Antolojisi (2003), M. Turhan Tan / Timurlenk (2010), Şahamettin Kuzucular / M. Turhan Tan (edebiyatvesanatakademisi.com, 02.05.2019).