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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
-1. Ziya Gökalp 15093
0. Nihal Atsız 55550
2. Adnan Oktar 39468
3. Nazım Hikmet 37055
6. M. Celaleddin Rumi 18400
7. Mustafa Balbay 22050
7. Hrant Dink 17715
7. Mehmet Akif Ersoy 23658
10. Ömer Seyfettin 9305
10. Orhan Pamuk 4028

Writers & Authors Ranking

Rank Person Name Total
-41. Ziya Gökalp 15093
0. Nihal Atsız 55550
1. Faiz Mohammad 128154
4. Mihai Eminescu 83467
6. Muhammad Ilyas Qadri 50938
7. Nazım Hikmet 37055
7. Diogo Mainardi 43480
8. A.S. Pushkin 53071
9. José de Alencar 31360