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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 18354
0. Ömer Seyfettin 13501
1. Nihal Atsız 56508
2. Atilla İlhan 5515
3. Nazım Hikmet 38955
4. Adnan Oktar 39569
5. Orhan Pamuk 5062
6. M. Celaleddin Rumi 18408
8. Mustafa Balbay 22070
9. Mehmet Akif Ersoy 23678

Writers & Authors Ranking

Rank Person Name Total
-165. Kannadasan 5106
-105. D. R. Bendre 1194
-93. Odysseas Elytis 81
-92. Ziya Gökalp 18354
-90. Ömer Seyfettin 13501
-65. Orhan Pamuk 5062
-17. Atilla İlhan 5515
-16. Henrick Ibsen 8317
-12. Suleiman Mousa 11858
-12. Kuvempu 11769
-8. José de Alencar 35563
1. Faiz Mohammad 128156
4. Diogo Mainardi 46821
5. Nihal Atsız 56508
6. Nazım Hikmet 38955
6. Mihai Eminescu 83475
8. Ivo Andric 11011
10. JOANNA DE ÂNGELIS 52683