Turkish-Cypriot Literature
North Cyprus  

Osman Türkay (1927-2001)

  Osman Türkay (1927-2001)Türkay is a poet of international stature and a nominee for the Nobel Literature Prize in 1988. 

The poet was born in the village of Ozanköy, Kyrenia (Cyprus) on February 16, 1927. After completing his studies at a private school in Kyrenia, he went to London where he read philosophy and studied journalism, after which he was employed on the staff of several magazines and newspapers.

The internationally acclaimed poet, whose literary output includes a number of published books and anthologies, has been accredited with many honours in recognition of his contributions to the literature.

In his latest works, Türkay has shown a greater tendency towards working in English and his poetry has also become more abstract in essence and concept. His notable "space age" poetry has won him world-wide adulation.

His works are published in more than 30 languages.


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