Famous writer Atilla Oral was bid farewell to his last journey

He is the founder Demkar Publishing Housepublished by ‘Atatürk’s Censored LetterAtilla Oral, who made a name for himself with his book ‘, was shown as one of Turkey’s leading history researchers.

Atilla Oral, who has published such publications as ‘Charles Harington’, ‘Istanbul from Occupation to Liberation’ and ‘Üsküdar Disaster’, has written articles on history for various media outlets.

Oral died on Sunday, November 14, 2021. The 59-year-old historian was married with two children. Atilla Oral was buried today in Kocaeli Hereke Cemetery.


He was born on November 3, 1962 in Karamürsel, Kocaeli. Atilla Oral is originally a Bosniak immigrant. His family was settled in Karamürsel after the 93 War.

He completed his primary and secondary education in Hereke and his high school education in Izmit. He completed his undergraduate education at Istanbul Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. He did his military service as a second lieutenant at the Land Forces Command in Ankara. Atilla Oral’s profession was known as a freelance researcher and writer. Due to his interest in history, he made collections of old photographs from the Ottoman and Republican periods. He carried out publishing activities at Demkar Publishing House, which he founded in 2011.

He conducted document-based research on various subjects related to the last years of the Ottoman Empire, the War of Independence, the Republican Period, and the Atatürk Revolutions. He became known to the public as the first writer to publish the censored 21-page letter of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk to Tevfik Bıyıklıoğlu, the President of the Turkish Historical Society, in 1931. He published researches on Turkish trade and industrial history as articles in various newspapers and magazines.

Atilla Oral died on 14 November 2021 at the age of 59. He was married and had two children.

Source: Cumhuriyet Gazetesi – Güncel by www.cumhuriyet.com.tr.

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