He heads the list of most cultured and most productive members of the new writer's
He started to
be recognized with his articles in the journal called "Nevruz", which he started
to publish in 1884. In 1886 he published the newspaper "Hizmet" (Service). He
published his works such as "Sefile", "Nedime" and "Bir Muhtıranın Son Yaprakları"
in this paper. One of his greatest works "Mavi ve Siyah" (Blue and Black) was
first published in the journal Servet-i Fünun in 1894. "Aşk-ı Memnu" (forbidden
love) which he published next raised Halid Ziya to the highest ranks of the
Turkish Literature. Following the serialization of his biography as Forty Years
("Kırk Yıl") in the newspaper Vakit, he wrote a novel where he tells the suicide
of his son Vedat.
The author, who
calls himself "an eternal lover of Turkish", was one of the most productive
of the group of new writers, and he was the first to apply the Western technique
to the Turkish novel.