Author(s): Semih ZEKA
Nam?k Kemal is one of the most distinguished figures of Tanzimat Period. He witnessed the collapse of the Empire. He tried to find solutions for this collapse. He aimed at westernization while maintaining the Islamism. He considered western political institutions as the most suitable model for the Ottoman Empire. The main purpose of this study is to analyze the reasons of Nam?k Kemal’s belief for the unity of the Ottoman Empire by giving reference to the newspaper called “?bret”. In the study, firstly the wars in which Ottoman Empire took place were examined and their results were shown. Secondly Nam?k Kemal’s life as a journalist was discussed. Lastly Nam?k Kemal’s reasons for the unity of the Ottoman Empire were designated by giving examples from his articles written in “?bret”.