Namik Kemal was one of the greatest national poets in the literature and famous Turkish Journalist who lived during the late Ottoman period. He was a poet full of feelings for his country and the nation. He had his most famous work "Vatan Yahut Silistre" staged at Gedikpasa Theatre in 1873. He produced his best work during prison life which lasted for 32 years.
Some of his works titled "Rüya" (Dream), "Zavalli Cocuk" (Poor Kid), "Kerbela", "Akif Bey", "Gülnihal", "Intibah" and "Emir Nevruz" were published with pseudonyms and others anonymously.