Sheikh Said of Palu or Piran (Zazaki: Şêx Saido Piranıj, Kurmanji: Şêx Seîdê Pîran) (1865 in Hınıs – June 29, 1925 in Diyarbakır) was a Zaza sheikh of the Sunni order and one of the leader of Kurdish rebellion, known for the Sheikh Said Rebellion.
He was originally from Bismil, Çılsütun, but his family moved to today's Dicle district of Diyarbakır Province later moved to Hinis, Erzurum. He was a revered sheikh of the Naqshbandi school of Sufism.
He was captured in mid-April 1925 and hanged with most of the other rebel leaders after being tricked by Turkish troops commanded by Ali Riza Artunkal.
His grandson, Abdülmelik Fırat, was a member of parliament. Fırat says that his ancestors were not involved in politics until his grandfather, for they had cordial relations with the Ottoman elite.
- Uğur Ümit Üngör, The Making of Modern Turkey:Nation and State in Eastern Anatolia, 1913-1950, p. 111, Oxford University Press, 2011, ...member of a Zaza family originally from Piran and revered sheikh of the Naqshbandi Sufi order...
- Olson, Robert (1989). "The Emergence of Kurdish Nationalism and the Sheikh Said Rebellion, 1880-1925," University of Texas Press.[dead link]
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- Tucker, William F. (2009-02-02). "The Rebellion of Sheikh-Said". Kurdmania (in German). Retrieved 2009-02-23.
- Kilic, Ecevit (2008-10-27). "CHP, dedemin gömüldüğü yere halkevi açtı". Sabah (in Turkish). Retrieved 2009-01-04.
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