Necip Fazıl who is one of the outstanding poets of the 20th century Turkish Literature writes besides theatre, story, novel and anecdote also critiques. He has a lot of criticism on contemporary Turkish Literature and craftsmen. Necip Fazıl’s one of the craftsmen whom he produces ideas about his works and personality and writes critiques is Mehmet Akif Ersoy. In his critiques on Mehmet Akif, Necip Fazıl finds Mehmet Akif’s poems weak in terms of the value of art. Neither even, Necip Fazıl expressing Mehmet Akif’s products nor does being poets say that they should be considered as poetical story, “prose poetry”. He makes judgments that Mehmet Akif is not an important one in terms of his world of thought beside his work of art and he cannot present the original ideas. He evaluates Mehmet Akif as an important one in terms of his personality and being an ideal man. Here, Mehmet Akif’s westernization, accordingly his setting up a living area connected with the belief system in a period of rapid change and his making no compromises in his beliefs and values play a great role.

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Criticism, Turkish literature, Necip Fazıl, Mehmet Âkif.