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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
-10. Ziya Gökalp 18445
0. Ömer Seyfettin 13557
1. Atilla İlhan 6034
2. Nihal Atsız 57045
2. Orhan Pamuk 5480
2. Nazım Hikmet 40218
5. Adnan Oktar 39569
5. Neyzen Tevfik 621
8. M. Celaleddin Rumi 18408
9. Mehmet Akif Ersoy 23679
10. Mustafa Balbay 22071

Writers & Authors Ranking

Rank Person Name Total
-159. Kannadasan 5127
-105. D. R. Bendre 1194
-92. Odysseas Elytis 81
-87. Orhan Pamuk 5480
-86. Ömer Seyfettin 13557
-85. Ziya Gökalp 18445
-53. Atilla İlhan 6034
-40. Henrick Ibsen 8941
-32. Suleiman Mousa 12534
-23. Kuvempu 12280
-11. José de Alencar 37350
0. Nazım Hikmet 40218
0. Ivo Andric 11296
3. Faiz Mohammad 128156
4. Diogo Mainardi 48079
7. Nihal Atsız 57045
8. Mihai Eminescu 83478
9. Hamka 4276