Journalist and writer (b. 1896 – d. 11 December 1953). He was the son of Governor Hamdi Simavi. He graduated from Galatasaray High School (1912). He worked as a journalist, moviemaker, writer and caricaturist.
He began his career in journalism with the Turkish-German weekly review Hande (1916). Some of the reviews and newspapers that he published were Diken (1918), İnci (1919), Dersaadet (1920), Payitaht (1920), Güleryüz (1921), Hanım (1921), Hacıyatmaz (1921), Yeni İnci (1922), Resimli Gazete (1923), Yıldız (1924), Meraklı Gazete (1926), Yeni Kitap (1927), Arkadaş (1928) and Bravo (1930) with the most famous ones being published in the review Yedigün (first issue on 15 March 1933) and in the newspaper Hürriyet (first issue on 1 May 1948).
Sedat Simavi, who was an important name in filmmaking as well as in the Turkish press history, directed the first three of his thematic movies (Pençe-The Claw, Casus- The Spy, Alemdar Vakası-The Alemdar Case.
Sedat Simavi, whose many articles were published in the newspapers and reviews that he owned, published around sixty books in the genres of research, story, novel and theatre.
His grave is in Kanlıca. After his death the Sedat Simavi Foundation was established, which gives an annual award in various genres of literature
RESEARCH: J. J. Rousseau (J. J. Rousseau 1931).
NOVEL: Fujiyama (Fujiyama 1934).
PLAY: Hürriyet Apartmanı (The Freedom Apartment, 1940), Düşenin Dostları (The Friends of the Loser, 1940), Ceza (Punishment, 1941).
His works were published as a collection in the book, Sedat Semavi / Eserleri (Sedat Simavi / Works, 1973)