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Ebüzzi̇ya Tevfi̇k
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(Ebu ’l-Ḍiyāʾ Tewfīḳ) (1848-1913), a well-known Ottoman journalist. Born in Istanbul, he had only a sketchy education, and was largely self taught. At the age of sixteen or seventeen he met Nāmik Kemāl, and, through him, S̲h̲ināsī, and became a frequent caller at the offices of the newspaper Taṣwīr-i Efkār , where the literary avant-garde used to meet; he claimed to have been the sixth to register as a member of the Society of New Ottomans ( Yeñi ʿOt̲h̲manli̊lar Ḏj̲emʿiyyeti ), founded in 1865, but this claim is questionable.

Tewfīḳ started his journalistic career in 1868-9 by writ…

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Abdullah, Fevziye, “Ebüzzi̇ya Tevfi̇k”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 18 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_2167>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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