Mehmet Fuat Köprülü

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Mehmet Fuat Köprülü

Mehmet Fuat Köprülü (December 5, 1890 – June 28, 1966), aka Köprülüzade, who traced his descent from the illustrious Köprülü family, was a Turkish politician and historian, known for his contributions to Ottoman history, Turkish folklore and language.

Biography[edit]

A founding member of the Democratic Party along with Celal Bayar, Adnan Menderes, and Refik Koraltan, Köprülü served under Menderes as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1950 to 1955 and briefly as Deputy Prime Minister in 1956.

Works[edit]

As a historian his works included Origins Of the Ottoman Empire, The Seljuks of Anatolia: Their History and Culture According to Local Muslim Sources and Islam in Anatolia After the Turkish Invasion: Prolegomena. He is also the founder of one of the perspectives which try to understand the rise of the Ottoman tribe and the direction of its expansion. A Mehmet Fuat Koprulu Scholarship Programme has recently been set up to provide funds for Turkish students to undertake PhD study at the University of Cambridge.

Works[edit]

  • Yeni Osmanlı Tarih-i Edebiyatı (1916)
  • Türk Edebiyatında İlk Mutasavvıflar (1919–1966)
  • Nasrettin Hoca (1918–1981)
  • Türk Edebiyatı Tarihi (1920)
  • Türkiye Tarihi (1923)
  • Bugünkü Edebiyat (1924)
  • Azeri Edebiyatına Ait Tetkikler (1926)
  • Milli Edebiyat Cereyanının İlk Mübeşşirleri ve Divan-ı Türk-i Basit (1928)
  • Türk Saz Şairleri Antolojisi (1930–1940, üç cilt)
  • Türk Dili ve Edebiyatı Hakkında Araştırmalar (1934)
  • Anadolu’da Türk Dili ve Edebiyatı’nın Tekamülüne Bir Bakış (1934)
  • Osmanlı Devleti’nin Kuruluşu (1959)
  • Edebiyat Araştırmaları Külliyatı (1966)
  • İslam ve Türk Hukuk Tarihi Araştırmaları ve Vakıf Müessesesi (1983)

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Political offices
Preceded by
Fethi Çelikbaş
Samet Ağaoğlu
Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey
May 17, 1954–Dec 9, 1955
Succeeded by
Medeni Berk
Ahmet Tevfik İleri
Preceded by
Necmettin Sadak
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey
1950–1955
Succeeded by
Adnan Menderes
Preceded by
Ethem Menderes
Minister of National Defence of Turkey (acting)
Sep 15, 1955–Dec 9, 1955
Succeeded by
Adnan Menderes