|“||If only the Greek were victorious, neither the caliphate would be destroyed, nor the Sharia would be abolished, nor the madrasah would be abolished, nor the teachers would be hung. None of it would.||„|
|~ Kadir Mısıroğlu|
Kadir Mısıroğlu (January 24th, 1933 - May 5th, 2019) is a Turkish author, historical revisionist, poet, lawyer, and a former journalist. He is a staunch anti-secularist and known for his opposing opinions against the founder and first President of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.
Early life and career
Kadir Mısıroğlu was born in Akçaabat in the Trabzon Province and enrolled at the Istanbul University Faculty of Law in 1954. He became interested in history during his university education and began research as an amateur historian. He founded the publishing house Sebil in 1964 and the eponymous magazine in 1976. He has published more than 50 books in his career. His 1974 book decrying the historical legacy of the 1923 Lausanne Treaty brought him widespread recognition among conservatives.
National Salvation Party
In 1977, Mısıroğlu became a Trabzon candidate of the Islamist National Salvation Party for the Grand National Assembly of Turkey but failed to be elected. He became a member of the Central Committee of the party in 1978 but after the 1980 Turkish coup d'état, he sought asylum in Germany and settled in Frankfurt.
Return to Turkey
Kadir Mısıroğlu returned to Turkey in 1991. He founded the foundation Osmanlılar İlim ve İrfan Vakfı, an Ottoman monarchist NGO in 1994 and he has been leading it since then.
Kadir Mısıroğlu is known for controversial, and sometimes fantastic, public statements. In July 2016 he claimed in a television interview that Shakespeare was in reality not English, but a secret Muslim.
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Kadir Mısıroğlu as a young man
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Kadir Mısıroğlu as a elderly