Ömer Seyfettin

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About Ömer Seyfettin Ömer Seyfettin, also Omer Seyfeddin, (March 11, 1884, Gönen – March 6, 1920, 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.Biography Ömer Seyfettin was born in Gönen, a town in Balıkesir Province, 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.

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Madem ki TÜRK'üz, o halde TÜRK gibi yürür, TÜRK gibi düşünür, TÜRK gibi duyarız ve TÜRK gibi yazarız. - Ömer Seyfettin
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5. Mustafa Balbay 22099
6. Ziya Gökalp 18584
7. M. Celaleddin Rumi 18408
8. Hrant Dink 17715
9. Ömer Seyfettin 13884
10. Ehmedi Xani 13479
11. Orhan Pamuk 11149
12. Atilla İlhan 8205
13. Feqiyê Teyran 4062

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29. Vasil Levski 15500
30. Mohammad Ghazi 15278
31. Luís Vaz de Camões 15088
32. Euclides da Cunha 15000
33. Ömer Seyfettin 13884
34. Ion Luca Caragiale 13511
35. Abdulla Pashew 13494
36. Ehmedi Xani 13479
37. Reza Ghassemi 13339

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