Ottoman literature
Turkish literature (Turkish: Türk edebiyatı or Türk yazını) comprises both oral compositions and written texts in the Turkish language, either in its Ottoman and Azeri or in less exclusively liter...
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Turkish folk literature
Turkish folk literature is an oral tradition deeply rooted, in its form, in Central Asian nomadic traditions. However, in its themes, Turkish folk literature reflects the problems peculiar to a settli...
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Turkish folklore
The tradition of folklore—folktales, jokes, legends, and the like—in the Turkish language is very rich, and is incorporated into everyday life and events.
Perhaps the most popular figure in the tr...
Poetry of the Ottoman Empire
The poetry of the Ottoman Empire, or Ottoman Divan poetry, is fairly little known outside of modern Turkey, which forms the heartland of what was once the Ottoman Empire. It is, however, a rich and an...
Prose of the Ottoman Empire
Roughly speaking, the prose of the Ottoman Empire can be divided along the lines of two broad periods: early Ottoman prose, written prior to the 19th century CE and exclusively nonfictional in nature;...
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Prose of the Republic of Turkey
Prose of the Republic of Turkey covers the "Turkish Prose" beginning with 1911 with the national literature movement.Stylistically, the prose of the early years of the Republic of Turkey was essential...
Prose of the Republic of Turkey - Wikipedia
Poetry of the Republic of Turkey
Poetry of the Republic of Turkey covers the "Turkish Poetry" beginning with 1911 with the national literature movement.In the early years of the Republic of Turkey, there were a number of poetic trend...
Ottoman poetry
The poetry of the Ottoman Empire, or Ottoman Divan poetry, is fairly little known outside of modern Turkey, which forms the heartland of what was once the Ottoman Empire. It is, however, a rich and an...
Nasreddin
Nasreddin was a Seljuq satirical Sufi, believed to have lived and died during the 13th century in Akşehir, near Konya, a capital of the Seljuk Sultanate of Rum, in today's Turkey. He is considered a p...
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Çenebaz Osman Efendi
Çenebaz Osman Efendi (Osman Efendi the Chatterer or the Loudmouthed), formally named as Yenişehirli Osman Efendi (either from Yenişehir near Bursa, or from Giannitsa, now in Greece, which was also cal...
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Ishak Efendi
Hoca Ishak Efendi (Arta ca. 1774 – Suez 1835) was an Ottoman mathematician and engineer.
Ishak Efendi was born in Arta (now in Greece), probably in 1774, to a Jewish family. His father had convert...
Tavara
Davara is a demon of the night or nightmare in Turkish folklore of the Trabzon region.
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The Silent Princess
The Silent Princess is a Turkish fairy tale. Andrew Lang included it in The Olive Fairy Book. It contains inset tales that are similar to ones in Arabian Nights.
A pasha's son one day was playin...
Kırkpınar
Kırkpınar is a Turkish oil-wrestling (Turkish: yağlı güreş) tournament. It is held annually, usually in late June, near Edirne, Turkey since 1346.
Before each bout, the wrestlers pour olive oi...
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Alaturbi
Alaturbi is a Turkish festival celebrated in Akcaabat and Besikdüzü (west of Trabzon) on 29 June - 6 July with the participation of Cephni Turkomans in honour of the sea.The peoples of the Anatolian P...
Ev iyesi
Ev iyesi (Tatar: Öy İyäse or Öy Atası sometimes Өй бәкчәсе "House Guard") is a household deity in Turkish mythology. Also known as Uy (Oy) iyesi or Yurt iyesi.Ev iyesi is a deity or spirit that protec...
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Al Basti
Al Basty (Turkish: Albastı; Tatar, Kyrgyz, Kazakh: Албасты, Chuvash: Алпастă, Azerbaijanese: Albasdı, Russian: Албасты́) or Al Kardai is an ancient female spirit, the personification of guilt, found i...
İncili Çavuş
İncili Çavuş or Mustafa Çavuş was a figure of comic wisdom during the Ottoman era. He may possibly have been a real person.His birth date is not known. There are several theories about his birthplace....
The Book of Felicity
The Book of Felicity is an illuminated manuscript made in the Ottoman Empire in 1582. Commissioned by Sultan Murad III, who ruled the empire from 1574 to 1595, its text was translated from Arabic and ...
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Oil wrestling
Oil wrestling (Turkish: yağlı güreş), also called grease wrestling, is the Turkish national sport. It is so called because the wrestlers douse themselves with olive oil. The term "güreş" is shared...
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The Boy Who Found Fear At Last
The Boy Who Found Fear At Last is a Turkish fairy tale collected by Ignaz Kunos in Türkische Volksmärchen. Andrew Lang included it in The Olive Fairy Book
A woman had an only son. During a storm...
Garip
Garip (Turkish: strange, peculiar / poor, forlorn) was a group of Turkish poets. The group was also known as the First New Movement. It was composed of Orhan Veli, Oktay Rifat and Melih Cevdet, wh...
Abdülhak Hâmid Tarhan
Abdulhak Hamid Tarhan (born Abdülhak Hâmid; February 2, 1852 – April 12, 1937) was an early 20th-century Turkish playwright and poet. He was one of the leading lights of the Turkish Romantic pe...
Sefâretnâme
Sefâretnâme (سفارت نامه), literally the book of embassy, was a genre in the Turkish literature which was closely related to seyahatname (the book of travels), but was specific to the recounting of jou...