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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. Feqiyê Teyran 4062
15. Ehmedi Xani 13479
15. Hrant Dink 17715
17. Yaşar Kemal 1045
19. Nasrettin Hoca 711
19. Necip Fazıl 725
20. Mahmud Bayazidi 689

Writers & Authors Ranking

Rank Person Name Total
145. Kavingar Arivumathi 1198
145. A. Papadiamantis 1217
146. Enid Blyton 1213
146. Stephenie Meyer 1090
147. Ernest Hemingway 1110
148. Yaşar Kemal 1045
149. K. Vemareddy 1133
149. Jorge Luis Borges 1156