Ömer Seyfettin

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Ömer Seyfettin
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Ömer Seyfettin
Born (1884-03-11)March 11, 1884
Gönen, Balıkesir Province, Ottoman Empire
Died March 6, 1920(1920-03-06)
Istanbul, Ottoman Empire
Occupation Author, teacher, military officer
Nationality Turkish

Ömer Seyfettin, also Omer Seyfeddin, (March 11, 1884 in Gönen – March 6, 1920 in Istanbul) was a Turkish nationalist writer from late 19th to early 20th century, considered to be one of the greatest modern Turkish authors. His work is much praised for simplifying the Turkish language from the Persian and Arabic words and phrases that were common at the time.


Ömer Seyfettin was born in Gönen, a town in Balıkesir Province, to a Circassian family[1] in 1884. Son of a military official, he spent his early life travelling around the coast of Marmara Sea. He graduated from a military veterinary academy in 1896, followed by a prolonged military education that lasted until the 1903 events in Macedonia.

After serving in the conflict as infantry second lieutenant, he was posted as an instructor in a military school in İzmir. This position was an opportunity for Seyfettin to improve his French, and interact with like-minded young writers.


  • Ashâb-ı Kehfimiz (1918)
  • Efruz Bey (1919)
  • Yalnız Efe (1919)
  • Yarınki Turan Devleti


  • Harem (1918)
  • Yüksek Ökçeler (1922)
  • Gizli Mabed (1923)
  • Beyaz Lale (1938)
  • Asilzâdeler (1938)
  • İlk Düşen Ak (1938)
  • Mahçupluk İmtihanı (1938)
  • Dalga (1943)
  • Nokta (1956)
  • Tarih Ezelî Bir Tekerrürdür (1958)


  • Ömer Seyfettin’in Şiirleri (1972) (Translates as; Poems written by Ömer Seyfettin.)

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  1. ^ http://www.circassiancenter.com/cc-turkiye/edebiyat/genel_konular/090_turkedwebiyatinda.htm

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