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Epic Tradition

Dede Korkut - Köroğlu A page from the Dîvân-ı Fuzûlî, the collected poems of the 16th-century Ottoman poet Fuzûlî Turkish literature refers to literature written in the Turkish language, either in its Ottoman variety—which was heavily influenced by Persian and Arabic and used a variant of the Arabic... Orkhon script The Orkhon script is the earliest known Turkic alphabet. ... Most famous epic of the Turkmens or the Oghuz Turks. ...

Folk Tradition

Folk Literature
Folklore Ahi Evren Ahriyan Al Basti Alaturbi Ancomah Bardi Cazi Germakoçi Karakoncolos Karakura Kolot Tavara // Breaking vine In Trabzon region folklore (Çarşıbaşi town) For testing whether the new bride is propitious, when she comes to the house, she is asked to break a vine from three points and...

Ottoman Era

Poetry | Prose Imperial motto (Ottoman Turkish) Devlet-i Ebed-müddet (the Eternal State) The Ottoman Empire at the height of its power (1683) Official language Ottoman Turkish Capital Sogut (1299-1326), Bursa (1326-1365), Edirne (1365-1453), İstanbul (1453-1922) Imperial anthem Ottoman imperial anthem Sovereigns Padishah of the Osmanli Dynasty... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The prose of the Ottoman Empire can, roughly, be divided along the lines of two broad periods: early Ottoman prose, written prior to the 19th century CE and exclusively nonfictional in nature; and later Ottoman prose, which extended from the mid-19th century Tanzimat period of reform to the final...

Republican Era

Poetry | Prose Motto: Peace at Home, Peace in the World (Turkish: Yurtta Sulh, Cihanda Sulh) Anthem: Ä°stiklâl Marşı Capital Ankara Largest city Istanbul Official language(s) Turkish Government President Prime Minister Republic Ahmet Necdet Sezer Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan National Day  - Formation of Parliament  - Declaration of Republic April 23, 1920 October... // National Literature (1911-1923) Mehmet Emin Yurdakul (1869-1944) Ziya Gökalp (1876-1924) Garip Movement For more details on this topic, see garip. ... // National Literature (1911-1923) Ömer Seyfettin, short story author (1884-1920) Halide Edip Adıvar, novelist (1884-1964) ReÅŸat Nuri Güntekin, novelist (1889-1956) Yakup Kadri KaraosmanoÄŸlu, short story author (1889-1974) Fuat Köprülü, writer (1890-1966) Republican Period Literature (1923- ) novel Cevat Åžakir Kabaa...

Yunus Emre
Hacı Bektaş-ı Veli
Pir Sultan Abdal
Erzurumlu Emrah
Aşık Veysel Şatıroğlu
Yunus Emre was a 13th century Turkish poet and mystic, who had an immense influence on Turkish literature. ... Aşık Veysel Şatıroğlu (1894-1973), also known as just Aşık Veysel, is a Turkish minstrel who was born in Sivas in 1894, and due to an illness he became blind at the age of 7 due to smallpox outbreak in Sivas. ...



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