Cemil Süleyman (Alyanakoğlu)

Roman Yazarı, Öykü Yazarı

Medical School

     Short-story writer and novelist (b. 1886 – d. 1940, İstanbul). He completed his primary and secondary education in Aleppo and Beirut as a result of his father’s being a provincial governor. After graduating form Medical School, he worked as a teacher at the Teacher Training College (1909). From 1912 onwards, he transferred to the Quarantine Administration and served in Cidde, Karaman, and Tebuk and during the years of the Balkan Wars on the Yanya Front. During World War I and in the following years (1927–34) he worked as a doctor in Saudi Arabia. He served as a health manager in Antalya, Çanakkale and Samsun. His last post was at the State Maritime Office where he worked as a doctor until he died in 1935.

He was famous for his novels such as İnhizam (Rout) and Kadın Ruhu (The Spirit of a Woman), which were serialized in the magazine Servet-i Fünun and in the journal Tanin. Although he was one of the outstanding representatives of the “Dawn of the New Age Movement”, his literary works are left incomplete because of the fact that he spent most of his working life traveling to various places.


SHORT STORY: Ukde (Knot, 1909), Timsal-i Aşk (The Symbol of Love, 1910).

NOVEL: İnhizam (Rout, 1909), Siyah Gözler (Black Eyes, 1910), Kadın Ruhu (The Spirit of a Woman, 1910).


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