Contemporary Turkish Writer of Short Stories and Novels
"My aim in writing has always been to reveal the lives of hard working, rarely happy small town people and peasants, to bring them to a certain level of awareness. I have always remained socialist in ideology, realist in art. I believe that only by writing as realistically as possible can one reveal the woes of our people and the bitter realities of our society, and suggest a solution to them. My works often contain folk sayings and dialects. I am convinced that they help my people read me much more easily while my work can thus adhere to the traditional framework of our literature."