Sedat Simavi

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Sedat Simavi
"The Sheep of Ankara, shows its hand last." Political cartoon by Sedat Simavi, in Istanbul magazine Güleryüz on October 1922. In the Background: Ankara, In the Foreground: Istanbul
Born 1896
Istanbul, Ottoman Empire
Died December 11, 1953(1953-12-11) (aged 57)
Istanbul, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Occupation Journalist, writer, film director

Sedat Simavi (1896 – 11 December 1953) was a Turkish journalist, writer and film director. He co-founded the Turkish Journalists' Association in 1946, and the Hürriyet newspaper in 1948. He was also a political cartoonist, and as well as plays and screenplays he also wrote a novel, Fuji-Yama (1944), and non-fiction books. He published around 60 books in total.[1]

Sedat Simavi died on 11 December 1953, and was buried at Kanlıca Cemetery in Istanbul.[2]


The Sedat Simavi Literature Award, along with Sedat Simavi awards in other categories, is awarded annually by the Sedat Simavi Foundation since 1977. The Turkish Journalists' Association awards the Sedat Simavi Journalism Award.


  • The Spy (1917, writer and director)
  • The Claw (1917, writer and director)
  • Alemdar Mustafa Pasa (1918, writer and director)
  • Hürriyet apartmani (1944, writer)


  • Muzaffer Gökman (1970), Sedat Simavi: Hayati ve eserleri. Hazirliyan, APA Ofset Basımevi
  • Sedat Simavi (1973), Sedat Semavi / Eserleri [collected works]


  1. ^ "SİMAVİ, Sedat". 
  2. ^ "Sedat Simavi mezarı başında anıldı". Cumhuriyet (in Turkish). 2008-12-11. Retrieved 2016-06-13. 

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