Autograph letter signed 'Falih Rifki'.

Autograph letter signed 'Falih Rifki'.

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FALIH RIFKI ATAY, (Turkish journalist, author, politician), (1894-1971).

Falih Rifki Atay - Ulus, Ankara Letterhead - Dated 3 Subat 1942.

Original autograph letter signed by Falih Rifki Atay sent to an unnamed author who has written his memoirs. 24,5x17,5 cm. In Ottoman script. 1 p. Bifolium. 10 lines. Dated February 3, 1942. It starts with 'Muhterem beyefendi' and the letter criticizes the memoir book which was written by this unnamed friend of Atay. Falijh Rifki Atay was a Turkish journalist, writer, and politician between 1923 and 1950. He was the son of Halil Hilmi Efendi, an imam. He was educated in Istanbul, Ottoman Empire. Falih began his career as a journalist in the Tanin, a CUP newspaper. He later became the private secretary of Talat Pasha, and during World War, I accompanied Jamal Pasha in the Sinai and Palestine Campaign. After the war, he, with three other friends, founded the newspaper Akşam supporting the Turkish War of Independence. In 1922, he traveled to the recaptured Izmir to visit Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Later, he became editor-in-chief in the Hakimiyet-i Milliye. He entered politics in 1923, and served as deputy of Bolu and later Ankara in the parliament until the 1950 Turkish general election. He is the author of more than 30 works.