Tanpınar’s War of Independence: An Influential Turkish Writer’s Novel on Occupied Istanbul

“We were perhaps weak; but in the middle of an unarmed city, they were ridiculous with their seriousness. ” I wrote this small inquiry at the high-school in 2014 for the Turkish Literature lesson’s research book review. Today, without changing anything, I translated it into English. From that time, my life has enormously been changed and I experienced various matters …

Between the axis of Kemalist nationalism and Communist internationalism: Yakup Kadri and Nazım Hikmet

I wrote this small inquiry for TK 221 (Turkish) course this year. Even though I am not a literature student, literary works are necessary for understanding the mentality of the analyzed era by historians. There are many important points in the study of literary texts. It can easily be said that one of these points is a space analysis in …

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