Author(s): Gül?en Zeynep ÇAKIR
Beside his life in exile, Cem Sultan is also known for the importance he gave to poet and poetry in Turkish literature. He dealt with science and poetry during his six years assignment as governor in Konya. The Sultan, who was also a poet himself, organized poetry conversations with other poets. This union became a friendly assembly over time and contributed a new concept to literature. This group consisting of Sa’dî, Kandî, Sehâyî, Haydar Çelebi, La'lî, ?âhidî, Türâbî and Karamanl? Aynî were called as “Cem Poets”, referring the name of their mentor. After Fatih Sultan Mehmet the conqueror passed away, Cem Sultan’s life was upside down because of his brother II. Bayezid’s intrigues. His poet friends stood by him ignoring their personal interests during this time. One of his friends whom stood by him was Karamanl? Aynî. In the beginning of this study, the examples of how Cem Sultan was handled in Karamanl? Aynî’s Divan accompanied by his couplets. Afterwards, the comparison of both divans with numeric data was made and finally, it is attempted to perform a content comparison with “Cem Sultan Divan?” indicating how common concepts are mentioned in both poets’ poems.
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