Servet-i Fünun is an important crossroad in the history of Turkish literature that was existed between 1896 to 1901 and has turned its direction to the Western since Tanzimat. Halit Ziya Uşaklıgil is the most prominent name in the novel genre and Cenap Şehabettin along with Tevfik Fikret come to the fore in poems. The novel Mai ve Siyah, which reflects the period of Uşaklıgil, is a remarkable piece of work that demonstrates the poetics of the community while telling the life story of a poet. The novel Mai ve Siyah, which has an important place in the history of Turkish literature under the character of Ahmet Cemil, reflects both the personal characteristics of this group and their views in literature. Tevfik Fikret, whose name is frequently mentioned during and after this period, illustrates common features in many subjects with Ahmet Cemil, the protagonist of Mai ve Siyah. The views that are written out in Fikret’s proses has been narrated by Halit Ziya Uşaklıgil in Mai ve Siyah by adapting into prose with the characted created, Ahmet Cemil. In this study, the novel character as well as the poet Ahmet Cemil along with Tevfik Fikret 's common poetic views will be compared.
Servet-i Fünun, Tevfik Fikret, Mai ve Siyah, Ahmet Cemil, Halit Ziya Uşaklıgil, poetics.