Monday, March 2, 2015

Condolences on the passing ofYaşar Kemal, master Turkish novelist and strident political critic

Condolences on the passing of master novelist and strident political critic Yaşar Kemal.  His book, Memet My Hawk, wrote of life in the Çukurova, "a geographic, economic and cultural region in south-central Turkey."  There is no question in Marash Girl's mind that her grandfather, Moses Bilezikian (in Marash his name was spelled Movses Bilezikdjian) rode in the mountains of Marash  and surrounding areas protecting travelers from marauding bandits with his Kurdish friends, among whom counted the grandfathers of Yaşar Kemal.


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