politician (b. 1880, Fethiye / Muğla – d. 1945, Geneva
He is a member of Abalızade family and father of journalist-writer Nadir Nadi
and Doğan Nadi. He graduated from Galatasaray
High School (Galatasaray) and studied
at School of Law for a time. His career as a
journalist started in his school days and he worked in the newspaper Malumat. He was arrested in 1901 because
of his participation in the movements that were opposite to Abdülhamit II rule
and was exiled to Midilli
Island. He continued his
job after having returned to İstanbul after the announcement of Second
Constitutional Monarchy. He worked in the newspapers İkdam and Tasviri Efkâr at
this time. He was elected Aydın deputy to the Ottoman Parliament in 1911.
his first newspaper Yeni Gün at the
last periods of the World War I. When İstanbul administration was not pleased
with his publications and closed his newspaper, he went to Ankara and continued publishing his
newspaper. He was elected İzmir deputy between 1920 and 1923 and became one of
the first deputies of Turkish Grand National Assembly. He started to publish
the newspaper Cumhuriyet since 1924.
He was editor in Cumhuriyet until his
death. Yunus Nadi Award was established by the newspaper Cumhuriyet for memorializing him after his death.
İhtilal ve İnkılab-ı Osmanî (Ottoman
Revolution and Reform, 1908), Ali Galip
Hadisesi (Ali Galip Incident, 1955),
Çerkez Ethem Kuvvetlerinin İhaneti (The Betrayal of Çerkez Ethem Forces,
1955), Mustafa Kemal Paşa Samsun'da (Mustafa
Kemal Paşa in Samsun, 1955), Kurtuluş
Savaşı Anıları (Memoirs of the War of Independence, 1978).