İhsan Sabri BALKAYA

Keywords: Minber Paper,Humor,Satire,History,Mondros Truce,Ottoman Empire,Caricature


The Minber paper took up in press life on 1st of November in 1918. The period after and before 1918 was a troubling process for the Ottoman Empire and for it's public. The events in this period became the agenda of the Ottoman press. Just like others did, the Minber also dealt with political, economic, cultural and social issues. During it's nearly two months life, the Minber set out an opposite view by peresenting a satirical approach. It is possible to say that Ali Fethi (Okyar) - the owner of the paper- and his partner Mustafa Kemal (Atatürk) contributed to the approach of the paper. It is known that humor is another way of expression in press and literary language. A writer called the Bee expressed the things and developments of the day with short and succint articles around interesting smiles and narrative tellings in caricature column. This study will try to indicate how the events before and after 1918 were evaluated with an humorous approach. It also tries to indicate how humor and satire are effective in understanding, percepting and assimilating humour's understanding history.