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About Yaşar Kemal Yaşar Kemal (born Kemal Sadık Gökçeli 1923) is one of Turkey's leading writers. He has long been a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature, on the strength of Memed, My Hawk. As an outspoken intellectual, he does not hesitate to speak on sensitive issues such as the plight of the ethnic Kurds in Southeastern Turkey. His activism resulted in a twenty-month suspended jail sentence, on charges of advocating separatism.

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Turkey Writers & Authors Ranking

Rank Person Name Total
14. Ehmedi Xani 13479
14. Feqiyê Teyran 4062
16. Yaşar Kemal 1045
18. Nasrettin Hoca 711
18. Necip Fazıl 725
19. Mahmud Bayazidi 689
20. Hacı Bektaş-ı Veli 614

Writers & Authors Ranking

Rank Person Name Total
140. Kavingar Arivumathi 1198
141. A. Papadiamantis 1217
142. Enid Blyton 1213
142. Stephenie Meyer 1090
143. Ernest Hemingway 1108
143. Yaşar Kemal 1045
145. K. Vemareddy 1133
145. Jorge Luis Borges 1156