Monthly Archives: March 2015

We lost the ‘Great Sycamore’ of the Literary World

yasarkemalWe are in deep sadness with the passing of Yaşar Kemal, our great novelist and our master.

As a writer, reporter and politician, Yaşar Kemal witnessed 20th century of our region  and was a part of the our peoples’ struggle for peace, freedom and equality.

In interviews and in his novels, Yaşar Kemal told of the epic struggles of those living in hardship, writing that “Humanity’s resistance is the backbone of life.” The greatest legacy left to us by Yaşar Kemal is hope.
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