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About Ziya Gökalp Ziya Gökalp (born Mehmed Ziya; March 23, 1876, Diyarbakır—October 25, 1924, Constantinople) was a Turkish sociologist, writer, poet, and political activist. In 1908, after the Young Turk revolution, he adopted the pen name Gökalp ("sky hero"), which he retained for the rest of his life. As a sociologist, Ziya Gökalp was influential in the overhaul of religious perceptions and evolving of Turkish nationalism. Gökalp's work was particularly influential in shaping the reforms of Kemal Atatürk; his influence figured prominently in the development of Kemalism, and its legacy in the modern Republic of Turkey. Influenced by contemporary European thought, Gökalp rejected Ottomanism and Islamism in favor of Turkish nationalism. He advocated a Turkification of the Ottoman Empire, by imposing the Turkish language and culture onto all the citizenry. His thought, which popularized Pan-Turkism and Turanism, has been described as a "cult of nationalism and modernization". His nationalist ideals espoused a de-identification with Ottoman Turkey's Muslim neighbors, in lieu of a supernational Turkish (or pan-Turkic) identity with "a territorial Northeast-orientation Turkish speaking peoples".

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Turkey Writers & Authors Ranking

Rank Person Name Total
-9. Ziya Gökalp 18148
1. Nihal Atsız 56079
3. Nazım Hikmet 37906
4. Adnan Oktar 39569
4. Ömer Seyfettin 10921
6. M. Celaleddin Rumi 18407
8. Mustafa Balbay 22070
8. Mehmet Akif Ersoy 23678
8. Atilla İlhan 4629
9. Orhan Pamuk 4487
9. Hrant Dink 17715

Writers & Authors Ranking

Rank Person Name Total
-176. Kannadasan 5080
-104. D. R. Bendre 1172
-94. Ziya Gökalp 18148
-20. Orhan Pamuk 4487
-11. Ömer Seyfettin 10921
-2. Kuvempu 11095
0. José de Alencar 33344
1. Faiz Mohammad 128155
1. Nihal Atsız 56079
4. Nazım Hikmet 37906
6. Mihai Eminescu 83473
8. Diogo Mainardi 44900
10. Suleiman Mousa 11191