Unforgetten Portraits

Unforgetten Portraits

“I would be happy if Portreler (Portraits) gives young people the chance to know some of the figures, who left a legacy to our world of culture and thought, with their basic characteristic features.” Journalist and writer Avni Özgürel sheds light on the noteworthy figures of our recent history with 60 biographies. “About ten years ago, I started to write Portreler (Portraits) as a text for a documentary series for Ankara. Of course, and unfortunately, I have not reached the privilege of meeting many of the intellectuals I have tried to present in the book in your hand. In fact I was opposed to some them. That’s how my youth was. I knew some of them, but as an obstacle of being from Ankara, I was neither able to benefit from their conversations enough nor have I had enough opportunities to receive answers to the questions that occupy great spaces in my mind, even though asking them would meant crossing the line of decency, as I had to stay in Istanbul for limited time periods.”

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“I would be happy if Portreler (Portraits) gives young people the chance to know some of the figures, who left a legacy to our world of culture and thought, with their basic characteristic features.” Journalist and writer Avni Özgürel sheds light on the noteworthy figures of our recent history with 60 biographies. “About ten years ago, I started to write Portreler (Portraits) as a text for a documentary series for Ankara. Of course, and unfortunately, I have not reached the privilege of meeting many of the intellectuals I have tried to present in the book in your hand. In fact I was opposed to some them. That’s how my youth was. I knew some of them, but as an obstacle of being from Ankara, I was neither able to benefit from their conversations enough nor have I had enough opportunities to receive answers to the questions that occupy great spaces in my mind, even though asking them would meant crossing the line of decency, as I had to stay in Istanbul for limited time periods.”

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