Beyatlı, Yahya Kemal
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Yahya Kemal Beyatlı (Yaḥyā Kemāl, 1884–1958) was a celebrated Turkish poet and essayist who was born in Üsküb (today’s Skopje, in the Republic of Macedonia), on 2 December 1884, under the name Ahmed Agah (Aḥmed Āgāh). (He used the names Mehmed Agah (Meḥmed Āgāh) and Agah Kemal (Āgāh Kemāl) in his early poems.) He received his initial education in Üsküb and Salonica (Selānīk, present-day Thessaloniki, in Greece), and after spending one year in Istanbul, he went to Paris in 1903 to continue his stud…

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Procházka-Eisl, Gisela, “Beyatlı, Yahya Kemal”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 12 December 2018 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004252653, 2013, 2013-1

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