[PRE-REPUBLIC COMPLETE SATYRIC MAGAZINE] Aydede: Pazartesi ve Çarsamba günleri nesrolunur mizah gazetesi. [i.e. Man-in-the-moon: Ottoman satyrical newspaper published twice a week]
REFIK HALID [KARAY], (Founder and owner), (1888-1965), Aydede, Istanbul, 1922-1923.
Contemporary two-cloth bindings. Folio. (40 x 29 cm). In Ottoman script (Old Turkish with Arabic letters).
Extremely rare complete ran of the first episode in Arabic letters, of this richly illustrated pre-Republic Turkish satyric magazine including 90 issues in two folio volumes, published between 2 Kanun-i Sânî 1338 [February 2, 1922] - 9 Ikinci Tesrîn 1339 [November 9, 1923].
The Ottoman Turkish satirical magazine "Aydede" appeared in the first episode from January to November 1922 twice a week in 90 issues.
Its founder, owner, and publisher Refik Halit Karay (1888-1965), a well-known poet and journalist, criticized through the published articles, poems, and caricatures not only the social inconveniences and imbalances within the Turkish society but also the young Turkish republic in general. One of the contributors to Aydede was Ratip Tahir Burak, a well-known Turkish cartoonist. Despite the short period of its publication, the magazine influenced the satirical style of many intellectuals and subsequent satirical magazines, including Akbaba.
In 1922, the publication of the magazine ceased when Refik Halit was forced by the Turkish Government into exile in Aleppo and Beirut. The reason was Refik Halit's overt opposition to the ongoing Turkish War of Independence. After his return, he published the magazine 1948 and 1949 for another ten months in the second episode in 125 issues, but with little success. (Wikipedia).