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Namık Kuyumcu - Piya Publication & Public Relation

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Namık Kuyumcu

He was born in 15th September 1961 in Konya, Ereğli. He finished primary and high school where he was born. In 1980, he was arrested by the 12th September military court and underwent a trial for the 141-146 articles of the Turkish Criminal Code. He was forced to stay as a prisoner in different prisons in the country. He was banned. He could not continue his higher education.

The Pull of an Idyll as Years Pass By / By Vendela Vida

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The Pull of an Idyll as Years Pass

I discovered the Datca Peninsula, in the southwestern corner of Turkey, purely by accident. This was in 2005. I’d never been to Turkey and was trying to find a rental house somewhere — anywhere on any coast of the country — where my husband and I could spend the month of June. 

Yasar Kemal - The Wind from the Plain

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Yasar Kemal - The Wind from the Plain

Yaşar Kemal (born Kemal Sadık Gökçeli  1923) is one of Turkey's leading writers.  He has long been a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature, on the strength of Memed, My Hawk.

Simply Listen for Once … Björn Kern © Qantara.de 2010

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Simply Listen for Once … Björn Kern

The Yollarda project has invited 48 European authors to Turkey – and among them was the young Berlin author Björn Kern. He offers us his views on why Turks have such a negative view of Germans and what could be undertaken to turn things around.

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