October 1, 2023


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Yaşar Kemal: Turkey’s father of literature fights for life

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One of Turkey’s most famous living writers, the country’s first candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature and an outspoken intellectual, Yaşar Kemal, is critically ill.

The 92-year-old author, whose works have been published in dozens of languages, was hospitalized on Wednesday in Istanbul due to respiratory problems.

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