Topic: Turkish literature

Turkish writer and journalist Nedim Turfent (source: English PEN)

Nedim Turfent’s freedom of speech

Beyond the walls of Van

Turkish author Hakan Gunday (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Turkish author Hakan Gunday's "Verlust"

The ghosts of the army

Orhan Pamuk's Museum of Innocence, Istanbul (photo: Changiz M. Varzi(

Orhan Pamuk's Museum of Innocence: thousands of significant, insignificant objects

Turkish President Recep Tayyib Erdogan during a speech on an earlier anniversary of the coup attempt in Turkey in 2016 (photo: Reuters/Turkish Presidency)

Turkey five years after the attempted coup

"Witch hunt" focuses on Turkish artists and intellectuals

Turkish-German writer Dogan Akhanli (photo: picture-alliance)

Interview with author Dogan Akhanli

"The tradition of looking the other way"

Arrested Turkish writer Ahmet Altan (source: S. Fischer Verlag)

Imprisoned Turkish writer Ahmet Altan

Literature is more powerful than tyranny

Turkish author Asli Erdogan (photo: PEN International)

Smear campaign against Turkish author Asli Erdogan

"The things I didn’t say"

Tomb of the Persion poet Hafez in Shiraz, Iran (source: Wikimedia)

Book review: Stefan Weidner's ʺ1001 Books. The Literatures of the Orientʺ

The Middle East – a rich vein of world literature

Turkish author Asli Erdogan (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Interview with Turkish author Asli Erdogan

"There is nothing left of democracy in Turkey"

Berlinʹs Binooki publishers Inci Burhaniye (left) and Selma Wels in 2012 (photo: Barbara Dietl)

Berlinʹs Binooki publishing house

Cultural rapprochement hamstrung by Erdogan

Turkish author Omur Iklim Demir (photo: Omur Iklim Demir)

Book review: Omur Iklim Demirʹs "Buch der entbehrlichen Gedanken"

Artfully enigmatic

Archive photo: Turkish journalist and author Ahmet Altan attends a press conference having been awarded the 2009 Leipzig Media Prize, 08.10.2009 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/J. Woitas)

Book review: Ahmet Altanʹs "Like a Sword Wound"

The rotten Empire

German-Turkish author Emine Sevgi Ozdamar (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

German-Turkish author Emine Sevgi Ozdamar

A literary maverick

Burhan Sönmez (photo: imago/ZUMA Press)

Book review: "Istanbul Istanbul" by Burhan Sönmez

Laughing in the face of death

Turkish author Sabahattin Ali

Sabahattin Ali

"Madonna in a fur coat": Longing for love of a different kind

Turkish writer Aslı Erdoğan (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Interview with Turkish writer Aslı Erdoğan

"It's my country too"

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