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Ahmet Altan

Biography

Ahmet Altan was born in Ankara in 1950. He worked as both a print and TV journalist and was a university professor of economy and politics. He was fired from one newspaper for writing an alternative history iof Turkey. He co-founded the newspaper Taraf. When he published an article dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide, he was charged with denigrating Turkishness. After the 2016 Turkish coup d’état, he and his brother Mehmet were accused of being involved in the plot, They were subsequently sentenced to life imprisonment. He was released in 2019 and then rearrested a week later. He has written seven novels and several books of essays.

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From Prison, Ahmet Altan Confronts Turkey’s Dark History
On eve of trial, Ahmet Altan writes how imagination sustains him in Turkish jail
The Writer’s Paradox – Ahmet Altan (article by Altan)
‘I Will Never See the World Again.’ (article by Altan)
Twenty Questions with Ahmet Altan

Bibliography

1982 Dört Mevsim Sonbahar (novel)
1985 Sudaki İz (novel)
1991 Yanlızlığın Özel Tarihi (novel)
1995 Gece Yarısı Şarkıları (essays)
1996 Tehlikeli Masallar (novel)
1997 Karanlıkta sabah kuşları (essays)
1998 Kılıç Yarası Gibi (Like a Sword Wound) (novel)
2001 İsyan Günlerinde Aşk (novel)
2001 Kristal denizaltı (essays)
2002 Aldatmak (novel)
2003 Ve kırlar göğsüne bastırınca (essays)
2004 İçimizde bir yer (essays)
2004 Kristal denizaltı (essays)
2005 En Uzun Gece (novel)
2013 Son Oyun (Endgame) (novel)
2015 Ölmek Kolaydır Sevmekten (novel)
2015 Bir Hayat Bir Hayata Değer (novel)
2017 Yabani manolyalar (essays)
2019 I Will Never See the World Again