Topic: Turkish Literature

Quote from a poem by Turgut Uyar with the hashtag #siirsokakta (source: Ozge Ozkul/bianet)

The #siirsokakta movement in Turkey


The poem is on the street

Orhan Pamuk at the launch of his book "A strangeness in my mind" (photo: picture-alliance/AA)

Book review: Orhan Pamuk's novel "A Strangeness in my mind"

A journey through time to a lost world

Protests in Istanbul against the censorship of the press (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo)

Artists in Turkey


Artists against Erdogan's censorship

Image from the Museum of Crimes of Thought website (source:

The "Museum of Crimes of Thought"

Novel weapon in the fight for freedom of expression

Murathan Mungan (photo: Ceyda Nurtsch)

Interview with Turkish author Murathan Mungan

"Politics needs a new language"

Murat Uyurkulak (photo: picture-alliance/Friedel Gierth)

Book review: "Embers" by Murat Uyurkulak

The oddballs of Ominosia

Protest rally in Istanbul, one year after the Gezi demonstrations. Photo: Ali Yildirim

A literary anthology of the Gezi protests

Gezi lives!

Emrah Serbes. Photo: Iletisim Yayinlari

Portrait of the Turkish writer Emrah Serbes

"Politics is made on the street by the people"

Cover of the book Alev Cukurkavakli by Sabahattin Ali

Sabahattin Ali's novel "Yusuf"

A modern-day Odysseus

Elif Shafak (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Interview with Elif Shafak

"There is a lack of democratic culture in Turkey"

A woman photographs one of Istanbul's new rainbow steps (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Art and protest in Turkey

Poking fun at the sultan

Zülfü Livaneli (photo: Bongarts/Getty Images)

"Serenade" by Zülfü Livaneli

Turkish Plea for Tolerance

Pinar Selek (photo: F. Florin/AFP/Getty Images)

Interview with Pinar Selek

''I Can Feel a Huge Amount of Solidarity''