Ceviz, Nurettin
March 2005
Ekev Academic Review;Spring2005, Vol. 9 Issue 23, p199
Academic Journal
Suleiman Basha al-Baruni is a versatile Libyan figure with Berber origin. He became known in Libya during the breakdown of the Ottoman Empire. Initially, he went to Egypt, where he issued a newspaper in this printing house to make a call for Muslims to support the Ottoman Empire. Following the occupation of Libya by Italian troops, he played a more active role in politics, and struggled in numerous fronts. He was elected as a representative to the Ottoman Mejlis-i Mebusan and Mejlis-i Ayan. During the national independence struggle of Turkey, he advocated unity and solidarity. He printed his own Diwan comprising his poems with various themes, in his own printing house. In this study, biography of al-Baruni is given, and his versatile personality will be emphasized based on his certain poems having themes different from his coevals and indicative his unique style.


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