AZIZ NESIN

1915 - (DECEMBER 20) BORN IN ISTANBUL, HEYBELIADA 

1925 - REGISTERED TO " KANUNI SULTAN SULEYMAN " PRIMARY SCHOOL .( LATER THIS SCHOOL WILL BE RENAMED AS "ISTANBUL SEVENTH PRIMARY SCHOOL ") 

1935 - GRADUATED FROM THE MILITARY COLLEGE OF KULELI AND ENTERED THE MILITARY ACADEMY.

1937 - HAS BEEN ON DUTY IN THRACE REGION FOR TWO YEARS. 

1942 - APPOINTED TO THE COMMAND OF THE LOGISTIC DIVISION IN ERZURUM. HE WAS INJURED DURING THE EXPLOSION OF A BOMB, THEN WAS IN CHARGE OF THE EVACUATION OF THE AMMUNITION STORE OF ERZINCAN FOLLOWING THE EARTHQUAKE DESTROYING THE CITY.

1944 - WAS ONE OF THE VERY FIRST TANK DRIVER TRAINEES AT THE MILITARY ACADEMY OF ANKARA. 

1944 - WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INSTALLATION OF ANTI-AIRCRAFT WARFARE IN ZONGULDAK.

1945 - RESIGNED FROM THE ARMY AND PUBLISHED HIS FIRST  NOTES IN THE " KARAGOZ " AND " YEDIGUN " NEWSPAPERS.

1945 - BECAME A CRITIC FOR THE " TAN " NEWSPAPER (ON DECEMBER 4 THE NEWSPAPER WAS BURNT BY STUDENTS AND MILITIAS OF THE PARTY IN RULE)

1945 - HIS FIRST INDEPENDENT PUBLICATION, A BOOKLET OF 16 PAGES NAMED ' TO CREATE A PARTY, TO LOCK-OUT A PARTY' APPEARED.

1946 - PUBLISHED A SATIRICAL NEWSPAPER CALLED" MARKOPASA " WITH WRITER SABAHATTIN ALI.

1947 - FORCED TO GO TO BURSA AND MAINTAINED UNDER POLICE CUSTODY.

1948 - PUBLISHED HIS SECOND BOOK, " AZIZNAME ". HAS BEEN JAILED FOR 4 MONTHS IN ISTANBUL FOR THIS PUBLICATION, THEN FOUND INNOCENT.

1949 - THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND, THE SHAH OF IRAN AND THE KING OF EGYPT OPENED A LAWSUIT FOR DIFAMMATION AGAINST HIM. HAS BEEN JAILED FOR 6 MONTHS.

1952 - OPENED THE BOOKSHOP " OLUS " IN THE NEW DISTRICT OF LEVENT IN ISTANBUL. DISTRIBUTED NEWSPAPERS IN THE DISTRICT.

1953 - OPENED THE PHOTOGRAPH STUDIO " PARADISE " IN THE DISTRICT OF BEYOĞLU, NOT BEING ABLE TO PROVIDE FOR THE NEEDS OF HIS FAMILY WITH THE BOOKSHOP ANYMORE.

1955 - FOLLOWING THE TERRIBLE FIRES OF 6-7 SEPTEMBER AIMED AT THE ETHNIC MINORITIES OF ISTANBUL, IS DESIGNATED GUILTY AND ARRESTED.

1955 - CRITIC FOR THE NEWSPAPER " YENI GAZETE " OWNED BY HALIL LATIF DORDUNCU.

1956 - WON THE GOLDEN PALM TREE OF HUMOUR WITH HIS NOVEL " THE BRASS BAND OF PANS " IN BORDIGHERA, ITALY.

1957 - WON THE SAME AWARD FOR THE SECOND TIME WITH ITS NOVEL " HAMDI THE ELEPHANT".

1960 - OFFERED HIS FIRST GOLDEN PALM TREE TO THE TREASURY OF STATE.
 

1961 - CRITIC FOR THE NEWSPAPER " TANIN ".

1961 - PUBLISHED A SATIRICAL WEEKLY MAGAZINE, THE " ZUBUK ".

1962 - THE " DUSUN " PUBLISHING WHICH HE HAD OWNED WAS BURNT ON PURPOSE. THE CULPRITS HAVE NEVER BEEN FOUND. DAMAGES WERE REACHING SEVERAL TENS OF THOUSANDS OF POUNDS.

1965 - AT FIFTY YEARS OLD, OBTAINED A PASSPORT FOR THE FIRST TIME AND VISITED POLAND, THE USSR, ROMANIA AND BULGARIA. TOOK PART IN THE ANTIFASCIST CONGRESS IN BERLIN.

1966 - WON THE " GOLDEN HEDGEHOG " OF HUMOUR, IN BULGARIA, WITH HIS NOVEL " UNDER THE WEAPONS ".

1968 - ELECTED WINNER OF THE FIRST OFFICIAL " KARAGOZ " WITH HIS NOVEL " THE THREE KARAGOZ (PUPPETS) ", AWARDED BY THE NEWSPAPER " MILLIYET ".

1969 - WON THE " GOLDEN CROCODILE " OF HUMOUR IN MOSCOW WITH HIS NOVEL " PEOPLE WAKES UP. "

1970 - WON THE CONTEST ORGANIZED BY THE TURKISH ACADEMY WITH HIS THEATER PLAY " CICU ".

1972 - CREATED THE NESIN FOUNDATIONFOR THE POOR CHILDREN.

1974 - WON THE " GOLDEN LOTUS " AWARD AMONG THE WRITERS OF THE NON-ALIGNED COUNTRIES.

1975 - WENT TO MANILA TO RECEIVE HIS GOLDEN LOTUS.

1976 - WON THE " HITAR PETAR " TROPHY OF HUMOUR FOR NOVELS IN GABROVO, BULGARIA.

1977 - ELECTED OFFICIAL PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION OF THE TURKISH WRITERS.

1978 - GAINS THE "MADARALI" TROPHY OF THE BEST NOVEL WITH ITS WORK " YASAR, NEITHER ALIVE NOR DEAD. "

1982 - ON HIS WAY BACK FROM A SEMINAR OF NON-ALIGNED WRITERS, IN VIETNAM, HAD AN HEARTH ATTACK, AND HAS STAYED IN A HOSPITAL IN MOSCOW FOR ONE MONTH.

1983 - WAS INVITED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF INDIANA TO THE STATES BUT COULDN'T GO THERE HIS PASSPORT HAVING BEEN CONFISCATED.

1984 - (DECEMBER 20) CELEBRATED HIS 70TH BIRTHDAY AT THE CINEMA " SAN ".

1984 - ORGANIZED THE " THE WRITERS' MANIFESTO "

1985 - CREATED THE 'EKIN' COMPANY .

1985 - WAS ELECTED HONORARY MEMBER OF THE " PEN CLUB ", IN ENGLAND.

1985 - WAS ELECTED " BEST WRITER OF THE YEAR ACCORDING TO TUYAP'S STATISTICS.

1989 - ENGAGED IN THE CREATION OF A DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM. WAS ELECTED CO PRESIDENT OF THE " FOLLOW-UP COMMITTEE FOR DEMOCRATIC FREEDOM ".

1989 - WON THE GOLDEN TOLSTOI MEDAL AWARDED BY THE COMMITTEE OF THE YOUNG SOVIETS.

1990 - (MARCH 19) CELEBRATED HIS 75TH BIRTHDAY AT THE CULTURAL CENTER OF ANKARA.

1995 - DIED ON JULY 5 AT 01 A.M. IN CESME AFTER A MEETING.
 

 

 

 

 

 


 

WHAT THE FAMOUS PERSONS THINK OF HIM

ISMET INONU (COFOUNDER OF MODERN TURKEY, SECOND PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC) :

"EACH WORK OF AZIZ NESIN IS A STEP FORWARD FOR THE TURKISH LANGUAGE. I HIGHLY APPRECIATE HIS WORK. EVEN IF SOME OF HIS POLITICAL SATYRS ATTACK ME DIRECTLY, I CONSIDER HIS WORKS AS MASTERPIECES OF THE TURKISH LITERATURE AND MODERN LANGUAGE. AZIZ NESIN HAS HIS NAME FOREVER ENGRAVED ON THE LONG ROAD OF PROGRESS OF OUR LANGUAGE. " (NEWSPAPER " AKSAM ", 24.05.1969)
 
 

YASAR KEMAL (WRITER) :

ALL QUALITIES OF AZIZ NESIN, BUT ESPECIALLY HIS STRENGTH, MAKE HIM A MASTER OF CONTEMPORARY HUMOUR. OF THEM. ONE WHO KNOWS ABOUT LAUGHING, ALSO KNOWS ABOUT LOVING, THINK ING AND PLAYING. AZIZ NESIN, JUST LIKE NASREDDIN HODJA, MAKES US THINK AND LAUGH AT THE SAME TIME.
 
 

SERVER TANILLI (WRITER) :

HE WAS A FLAG, A FOOLPROOF GUARD! A THINKER WHO STIRRED UP ALL THE DOGMAS! IT WAS A CHANCE FOR TURKEY. OUR WORLD MISSES CRUELY AUTHORS LIKE HIM. (JULY 11, 1995, CUMHURIYET, SPECIAL EDITION).
 
 

FIKRET OTYAM (PAINTER) :

AZIZ THE GREAT: THE TRUTH IN ITS MOST SIMPLE FORM. HOW WILL THEY BE ABLE TO ESCAPE FROM THE THRUTHS THAT HE SHOUTED FOR YEARS AND THAT FILL HIS THOUSANDS OF NOVELS, HIS DOZENS OF BOOKS (JULY 11, 1995, CUMHURIYET, SPECIAL EDITION).
 
 

ALPAY KABACALI (WRITER) :

 LAUGHTERS AND CRIES…HE ALWAYS THOUGTH HE HAD SOMETHING TO GIVE TO HIS PEOPLE. THE NESIN FOUNDATION WHICH HE CREATED FROM NOTHING IS THE MOST STRIKING EXAMPLE (JULY 11, 1995, CUMHURIYET, SPECIAL EDITION).
 
 

 YUKSEL PAZARKAYA (WRITER) :

NAZIM HIKMET AND AZIZ NESIN ARE AUTHORS WHO, BY THEIR IMPORTANCE, HONOUR ALL THE LANGUAGES, ALL THE NATIONS AND ALL THE TIMES. THIS HONOUR, IS BEFORE ALL THAT OF THE TURKISH SPEAKING CHILDREN (GUROLA, GERMANY)
 
 

LEONID LENC (THINKER, WRITER) :

AZIZ NESIN IS TODAY WITH HIS NOVELS, HIS CRITICS AND HIS SCREENPLAYS, THE PRIDE OF OUR COUNTRY. IT IS NOT ONLY AN EXCEPTIONAL WRITER BUT ALSO AN ACTIVE MILITANT DEFENDING THE RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE. (LITERATURNAYA GAZETTA, 16.03.1993)
 
 

CEMAL SUREYA (WRITER) :

AZIZ NESIN IS UNIQUE AMONG HIS CONTEMPORARIES. HE IS UNIQUE WITH HIS PEN, SHARP AND BITTER. WITH HIM, ANY EVENT BECOMES MATTER OF SATYRE.(POLITIKA)
 
 

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