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Ebüziyya Mehmed Tevfik
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Ebüziyya Mehmed Tevfik (Ebū ’l-Deiubareiodotiyāʾ Meḥmed Tevfīq, 17 Rebiülevvel (Rabīʿ al-Awwal) 1265–18 Safer (Ṣafar) 1331/10 February 1849–27 January 1913), a Turkish journalist, printer, editor, critic, lexicographer, writer, calligrapher, bureaucrat, and politician, was born in Istanbul to a family from Konya. He wrote articles under the pseudonym Ebüziyya, which he adopted during his exile in Rhodes, in 1290/1873, when the Ottoman government prohibited him from working as a journalist.

Mehmed Tevfik’s life was shaped by his service in the bureaucracy, his li…

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Çelik, Birten, “Ebüziyya Mehmed Tevfik”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 19 March 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_26126>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 9789004282124, 2015, 2015-3



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