Burhan Asaf Belge

Burhan Asaf Belge (February 1, 1899[1] – January 12, 1967) was a figure among the young intellectuals during the early periods of Republic of Turkey and served as the representative of Muğla province during the 11th term of Turkish National Assembly. He was a regular contributor to Kadro, a left-wing journal dedicated to "discussions on ideology and economic-development strategy."[2] Burhan Asaf Belge is the father of the prominent Turkish intellectual Murat Belge and the first husband of the actress Zsa Zsa Gabor (in 1935-41). He was the brother-in-law of Yakub Kadri Karaosmanoğlu.[3]

Burhan Asaf Belge
Born February 1, 1899
Istanbul, Ottoman Empire
Died January 12, 1967 (aged 68)
Occupation Turkish politician
Spouse(s) Zsa Zsa Gabor
(m. 1935; div. 1941)
Children Murat Belge


  1. ^ Marriage entry, 17 May 1935 Budapest 11th district, 172/1935
  2. ^ Turkes, Mustafa (February 2001). "A Patriotic Leftist Development-Strategy Proposal in Turkey in the 1930s: The Case of the Kadro (Cadre) Movement". International Journal of Middle East Studies. 33 (1): 91–114.
  3. ^ Örmeci, Ozan (Spring 2011). "The 'Kadro' movement: an intellectual movement in the early Republican period (1932-1934)". International Review of Turkish Studies. 1 (1): 20–37. Retrieved 17 January 2016.

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