Laika Karabey lived in the 20th century and contributed to traditional Turkish art music as a tanbur performer, composer, editor, music writer and instructor. It is known that Karabey, who was very productive in the period he lived, has an important place in the Turkish classical music tradition. Considering that the women representing the Turkish classical music tradition are few in number, it can easily be said that Karabey made important contributions to the history of Turkish music both in the context of her productive female identity and in ensuring the continuity of the tradition. Karabey's works, especially as a writer, are considered useful in terms of understanding the Turkish music tradition, as it provides important data about the music culture of the period. Laika Karabey drew attention with her regular newspaper articles, in addition to her articles in the Musiki Magazine, which was considered one of the most important magazines of the period. Music articles in the Milliyet newspaper, which was founded on May 3, 1952, both provide important data about the musical understanding of the period and contain information about Karabey's musical understanding. In line with the study, first of all, Karabey's music articles in Milliyet newspaper were obtained by archive scanning method. The universe of the study is limited to the articles that Karabey wrote in the Milliyet newspaper during 1952. The aim of the study is to reveal Karabey's views on music in line with the data obtained, and to present data on the general musical understanding of the period, especially in line with his criticisms.
Keywords: Laika Karabey, Milliyet, 1952, bibliography