Mehmet Ziya Gökalp (23 March 1876 – 25 October 1924) was a Turkish sociologist, writer, poet, and politician. After the 1908 Young Turk Revolution that reinstated constitutionalism in the Ottoman Empire, he adopted the pen name Gökalp ("sky hero"), which he retained for the rest of his life.Who is Ziya Gökalp?
Ziya Gökalp, pseudonym of Mehmed Ziya, (born March 23, 1876, Diyarbakır, Ottoman Empire [now in Turkey]—died Oct. 25, 1924, Constantinople [now Istanbul], Turkey), sociologist, writer, and poet, one of the most important intellectuals and spokesmen of the Turkish nationalist movement.Why did Gökalp try to kill himself?
Gökalp would attempt suicide in early 1895 after an existential crisis caused by his discovery of materialism. Cevdet, who was a doctor rescued him, which he would lament later as Gökalp became a Turkist ideologue. After attending primary and secondary education in Diyarbakır, he settled in Istanbul, in 1895.What led to Gökalp's imprisonment?
While Gökalp was a student at the Constantinople Veterinary School, his active membership in a secret revolutionary society led to his imprisonment.