The Ottoman women's magazine Demet (meaning "floral bouquet" in English) was founded in 1908 in Istanbul, two weeks after the proclamation of the Second Constitutional Era. Altogether, seven issues exist, they were published once a week. Editor-in-chief and publisher was Celāl Sāhir (1883–1935). Even though the magazine was aimed at women, the editorial team of the first two issues was made up exclusively of men, such as Mehmet Akif Ersoy (1873–1936), Selim Sırrı Tarcan (1874–1957), and Enis Avni (1886-1958). Among the female writers were later Halide Edip Adıvar (1884–1964), Nigar Bint-i Osman (1862–1918), and İsmet Hakkı Hanım. In addition to literary and scientific articles, what interested the female readers most were political publications. Besides Kadınlar Dünyası (1913–1921), Maḥāsin (1908–1910), and Kadın (1908–1910), is considered one of the first and most important women's magazines in the Second Constitutional Era.
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- Demet, 1st volume, 1324.
- cf. Ruth Haerkötter: Maḥāsin. Ein Beispiel für die osmanische Frauenpresse der Zweiten konstitutionellen Periode, Wiesbaden 1992.
- Ruth, Haerkötter (1992): Maḥāsin. Ein Beispiel für die osmanische Frauenpresse der Zweiten konstitutionellen Periode, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.