Writer (b. 7
December 1874, Balıkesir - d. 18 October 1957, İstanbul). He graduated from Mülkiye Mektebi (School of Political Sciences) (1896). There he had Mizancı Murad Bey, Abdurrahman Şeref
Bey and Recaizade Mahmud Ekrem as teachers. He worked as a teacher at the
return to İstanbul, he began to work at the Industry and Mining Bank with help
from a friend. However, he was dismissed when he objected to the official
proposal on the revolution of language at the 1st Convention of the
Turkish Language (1933). He wrote all the articles in the review Fikir Hareketleri, which he published
himself (1933-40). He began a career in politics after the death of Kemal
Atatürk and was elected as a parliamentary deputy for İstanbul and
He began his literary career with his novel Nadide (Nadide, 1892), which was published when he was only fifteen years old. He wrote about the wealthy population of the time in his novels. Moreover, he was a journalist, which should be highlighted. He is one of the most severe critics of Divan* literature, especially at the time when new style literature was just being established. He dealt with this issue in his first work Nadide.
NOVEL: Nadide (Nadide, 1892), Hayal İçinde (In a Dream, 1901).
SHORT STORY: Hayat-ı Muhayyel (An Imaginary Life, 1899), Hayat-ı Hakikiyye Sahneleri (Scenes from Real Life, 1909), Niçin Aldatırlarmış (Why Do They Cheat?, 1924).
THOUGHT: Kavgalarım (My Fights, 1910), Seçme Makaleler (Selected Articles, 1951).
BIOGRAPHY: Talat Paşa (Talat Paşa, 1943).
MEMOIR: Edebî Hatıralar (Literary Memories, 1935; published with the title Edebiyat Anıları-Memories of Literature by Rauf Mutluay, 1975), Siyasî Anılar (Politic Memories, published by Rauf Mutluay, 1976).
In addition, he translated some works by Pierre Loti.