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Sat, Apr 20



🟡 Yunt Talks #7: Latife Tekin

🟡 Yunt Talks #7: Latife Tekin
🟡 Yunt Talks #7: Latife Tekin

Time & Location

Apr 20, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Sultanbeyli, Hasanpaşa, Fatih Blv. No: 33, 34920 Sultanbeyli/Istanbul, Türkiye

About The Event

Latife Tekin shares her thoughts on the impact of internal migration on cities in the notes she shared before the speech:

'Of course, we as a society could use the energy created by the great internal migration in a positive way, I am talking about the energy of the times when so many people saw the same dream. In Turkey's modernization process, the labor of peasant immigrants was needed and they were also asked to be invisible like fairies. I am sure that if the state supported these people's efforts to settle in the city, they would have built their houses much more beautifully. If their legal rights had not been violated, Istanbul would not have turned into such an ugly apartment hell. If the existence of these people had been tolerated and they had been told where to build their houses, they could have settled in the city in a calmer and more planned way, as they were exposed to violence. They penetrated into the piece of land they captured, out of sight. Unfortunately, most of the Turkish intellectuals and architects attacked the slums with distaste. "I think what is happening is an indication of the evil and violence done to those people, and today's ugliness is the response to the violence committed against them."


Latife Tekin was born in Kayseri in 1957. He came to Istanbul with his family when he was nine years old. His first book , Dear Cheeky Death, was published in 1983. Then Berci Kristin Garbage Tales (1984), Night Lessons (1986), Ice Swords (1989), Love Signs (1995), “Gümüşlük Akademi” (story, 1997), There Is No Death in the Forest (2001), for which he won the Sedat Simavi Award. His novels named Unutma Bahcesi (2004), Muinar (2006), Manves City , Drift (2018) and Timeless (2022), his children's book, Dreams and Uyanışlar Notebook , were published in 2009, and his children's book, Children of Altınçayır Valley, was published in 2020. Awarded with the 2019 Erdal Öz Literature Award, Latife Tekin's novels, described as the magical legacy of Turkish that will remain for the future, have been translated into many languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Dutch and Persian.

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