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Literary Activities in İkdam Newspaper (1894-1913)
Koray ÜSTÜN


Abstract: This article aims to reveal the contribution and influence of literary texts in the İkdam between 1894 and 1913 to Turkish literature. For this purpose, the texts such as poetry, story, novel, travel, letter and biography in the newspaper are evaluated and classified in terms of quality and quantity. This research showed the following conclusions could be made: The texts published between 1894 and 1913 in the İkdam newspaper do not coincide with the periodical understanding of literature. Fictional texts, examples of popular literature. Biographical texts were written for transmitting news and information. İkdam (1894-1913), does not lead the publication of works with literary qualities, but this newspaper kept the literature alive and it has delivered the reader in an accessible form. This is a real contribution to Turkish literature.

Keywords: Abdülhamid II period, Turkish Press, İkdam Newspaper, Literary Genres


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