Rıza Tevfik Bölükbaşı’s Poem in dedication of Sultan Abdul Hamid II

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Ottoman Imperial Archives

Rıza Tevfik Bölükbaşı’s Poem in dedication of Sultan Abdul Hamid II :

English

” When history will remember your name,
it will confess you being right.
O great Sultan, we were those who shamelessly slandered the most sage ruler of its time.
We said our Sultan was cruel and crazy.
We said he has to succumb to the revolution.
We said what Satan whispered into our ears.
We gave birth to chaos “.

Turkce

” Tarihler ismini andığı zaman
Sana hak verecek ey koca Sultan!
Bizdik utanmadan iftira atan
Asrın en siyâsi padişahına.

Padişah hem zalim hem deli dedik,
Îhtilale kıyam etmeli dedik,
Şeytan ne dediyse biz belî dedik,
Çalıştık fitnenin intibahına “

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