Historian (b. 1908, Doyran /
Thessalonica / Greece – d. 8 June 1985,
Ankara). After she finished Bursa Teacher Training School for Women in 1924,
she met with Atatürk while she was teaching in İzmir, where she first taught,
and this meeting was the turning point in her life. She was sent to Lausanne by
Atatürk in 1925, to learn French. In her return, she was appointed to the
Ankara Music Teacher Training School as a teacher in
In 1942, she became assistant professor and in 1950, professor at the Faculty of Language, History and Geography. In various universities and at the Turkish Military Academy she gave lessons on the Republic of Turkey and the History of Revolution. She was a member of the National Committee of UNESCO, the European Culture Association, the Turkish Language Association and the Turkish Historical Society. She introduced revolution history related to women. In the first years of the Republic, she did research connected to the Turkish History thesis that Atatürk also supported.
Mimar Sinan (Architect Sinan, 1937), Türkiye Halkının Antropolojik Karakterleri ve Türkiye Tarihi (The Anthropological Characteristics of the People of Turkey and the History of Turkey, 1947), Atatürk’ten Hatıralar (Memories from Atatürk, 1950), Türk Amirali Piri Reis’in Hayatı ve Eserleri (The Turkish Admiral Piri Reis’s Life and Works, 1954), Eski Mısır Tarihi ve Medeniyeti (History of Ancient Egypt and Civilization, 1956), Atatürk Hakkında Hatıralar ve Belgeler (Memories and Documents about Atatürk, 1959), Atatürk ve Türk Kadın Haklarının Kazanılması, Tarih Boyunca Türk Kadınının Hak ve Görevleri (Atatürk and the Gaining of the Rights of Turkish Women, Turkish Women’s Rights and Duties Through History, 1964), Atatürk’ten Yazdıklarım (My Articles from Atatürk, 1969), Devletçilik İlkesi ve Türkiye Cumhuriyeti’nin Birinci Beş Yıllık Sanayi Planı (The Principle of State Control and the First Five Year Industrial Plan of the Republic of Turkey, 1972), İkinci Beş Yıllık Sanayi Planı Raporları (Reports of the Second Five Year Industrial Plan, 1973), İzmir İktisat Kongresi 1923 (İzmir Economic Congress 1923, 1982).