Author Demir Özlü has passed away

Quotations born in 1935, to March 12 interview during trips to Turkey after she met and married the Swedish journalist Ulla Lundström had settled in Sweden. Demir Özlü, who studied law, was forced to cut his academic career when he was an assistant at the faculty because of his socialist ideas. After 1960, Turkey established the Labor Party, one of the first members of the Iron concise, suffered because of the constant pursuit of socialist ideas, also was not allowed to fulfill his military service as a reserve officer. Demir Özlü had fulfilled his military service as an objectionable infantryman. Author Özlü is also remembered for his defenses in the martial law courts during the 12th of March and for his attorney gown saying “Atatürk is on trial here” and threw it off.


Demir Özlü is regarded as one of the leading names in modern Turkish literature of his 50 generations with his novels, stories, narratives and essays, in which he tries to make sense of the world and people. Defending literature based on thought and philosophy, Demir Özlü stated that one of the innovations that the 1950 generation brought to modern Turkish literature was “We opened the doors of the subconscious”.


Demir Özlü, who has 32 works, in addition to his novels and stories named “Anxiety”, “A Day Like Other Days”, “A Long Autumn”, “The Youth Years of a Little Bourgeois”, “America 1954”, “Journey to Ithaka”. He wrote the narrative books named “A Beyoğlu Dream”, “Delusion in Berlin”, “Channels”, “An Empty Space Before You”, “Here’s Your Life”. Özlü also has many memoirs, travel and essays.

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