Original photograph signed 'Rusen Esref Ünaydin'.
RUSE ESREF ÜNAYDIN, (Turkish journalist and diplomat), (1892-1959).
No Studio's Name, 1954.
Original b/w photograph signed and inscribed by Rusen Esref Ünaydin. 13,5x8,5 cm. The inscription is in Turkish. The photo shows him with his fedora and tie, and very elegant. He graduated from Galatasaray Sultanisi and Darülfünûn Faculty of Letters. He taught Turkish and French in the Military Baytar School and Darülmuallimi Âlî. He started his writing career in 1914 as a translator. In 1918, he went to the Caucasus as Yeni Gün reporter and to Sivas as Tasviri Efkar reporter. His interviews published in Servet-i Fünun, Donanma, Tedrisat, Türk Yurdu, and Yeni Mecmua, and he was known for his prose poems and memoirs as well. His articles on interviews and travels were published in magazines and newspapers. His most famous interview is that he did with Atatürk. In addition, this interview is the first official one which was done with Atatürk.