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Halide Edib Adıvar
1884 or 1883
country of citizenship: Ottoman Empire, Turkey
language of expression: Turkish
educated at: Üsküdar American Academy
occupation: politician, novelist, writer, university teacher, military personnel
position held: Member of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey
Halide Edib Adıvar (Ottoman Turkish: خالده اديب [haːliˈde eˈdib]; sometimes spelled Halidé Edib in English) (11 June 1884 – 9 January 1964) was a Turkish novelist, nationalist, kemalist, teacher and political leader for women's rights. She was best known for her novels criticizing the low social status of Turkish women and what she saw from her observation as the lack of interest of most women in changing their situation.
During World War I, Halide Edib ran an orphanage with Djemal Pasha at the former Saint Joseph College in Antoura, Lebanon, where orphans of the Armenian Genocide were forcibly converted to Islam and Turkified. She was a Pan-Turkist and several of her novels promoted Turanism. Selim Deringil states that she "evolved from an independent minded intellectual who had the courage to openly oppose the policies of the Young Turks, particularly regarding the practices that would lead to the Armenian Genocide, to a defensive position very close to the present day denialist policies of the Turkish state".
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