Yasar Kemal was one of the best known author of Turkey. He was a novelist and he was 91 years old. Yesterday he died at a hospital in Istanbul where he was having treatment since January 14.
Yasar Kemal was mostly known with his novel "Ince Memed". He was from Adana and he used local themes in his novels intensively. He has made use of Anatolia's legends and folk tales.
He also wrote scenarios and stories. His books were transleted to more than forty languages.
He is the first Turkish author that has been nominated to Nobel Literature Prize.
He was a member of PEN writers association.
Including turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutglu, millions of people wrote about Yasar Kemal's death on social media.
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