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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
-7. Ziya Gökalp 18446
0. Ömer Seyfettin 13589
1. Orhan Pamuk 5810
2. Nazım Hikmet 41334
2. Nihal Atsız 57283
4. Atilla İlhan 6036
5. Neyzen Tevfik 621
6. Adnan Oktar 39569
9. Mehmet Akif Ersoy 23679
10. M. Celaleddin Rumi 18408

Writers & Authors Ranking

Rank Person Name Total
-158. Kannadasan 5133
-108. Odysseas Elytis 83
-105. Orhan Pamuk 5810
-103. D. R. Bendre 1194
-80. Ömer Seyfettin 13589
-78. Ziya Gökalp 18446
-70. Henrick Ibsen 9819
-48. Suleiman Mousa 13264
-43. Atilla İlhan 6036
-31. Kuvempu 12457
-16. José de Alencar 39126
-6. Diogo Mainardi 50105
-3. Ivo Andric 11502
-3. Nazım Hikmet 41334
6. Faiz Mohammad 128156
7. Hamka 4300
8. Mihai Eminescu 83479
10. Nihal Atsız 57283