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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
17. Yaşar Kemal 1045
19. Nasrettin Hoca 711
19. Necip Fazıl 725
20. Mahmud Bayazidi 689
21. Hacı Bektaş-ı Veli 614

Writers & Authors Ranking

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