Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoğlu is an artist and theorist who gave the works in almost every area of Turkish literature in Republican period. He supported National Struggle with his writings and he continued to write for people’s adoption of the revolutions after foundation of the Republic. He was also deputy and diplomat. Yakup Kadri, coming from an aristocratic family, distinguished by being knowledgeable on western culture and he was not indifferent to the literary and intellectual developments of his age, so he expressed idea in almost every area of literature. In this work, his writings in newspaper and magazine articles were scanned and focused on his views about folklore and folk literature.
Keywords: Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoğlu, folklore, folk literature.