Sabiha Sertel

Grave of Sabiha Sertel in Baku

Sabiha Derviş Sertel (1895, Thessaloniki (Ottoman Empire) September 2, 1968 Baku, Azerbaijan SSR) was the first professional female journalist and one of the first feminist writers in Turkey with Dönmeh ancestry.[1] Educated in a progressive high school, Sertel began writing essays at the age of sixteen on women's rights and social issues.[2] In 1915 she married Mehmet Zekeriya Sertel, also a famous journalist in Salonica and Istanbul. She worked for the newspaper Tan where she was writing the section Görüşler.


  1. The Dönme: Jewish converts, Muslim revolutionaries, and secular Turks, Marc David Baer
  2. De Haan, Francisca; Krasimira Daskalova; Anna Loutfi (2006). Biographical dictionary of women's movements and feminisms in Central, Eastern, and South Eastern Europe: 19th and 20th centuries. Central European University Press. pp. 494–6. ISBN 978-963-7326-39-4.
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