Sabiha Sertel

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Grave of Sabiha Sertel in Baku

Sabiha Derviş Sertel (1895, Thessaloniki (Ottoman Empire) – September 2, 1968 Baku, Azerbaijan SSR) was the first professional female journalist and one of the first feminist writers in Turkey with Dönmeh ancestry.[1] Educated in a progressive high school, Sertel began writing essays at the age of sixteen on women's rights and social issues.[2] In 1915 she married Mehmet Zekeriya Sertel, also a famous journalist in Salonica and Istanbul. She worked for the newspaper Tan where she was writing the section Görüşler.