Murat Batmankaya

Turkish writer and journalist. He has worked at RTL and Pro7 in Germany, Hurriyet and Sabah in Turkey and the Hearst Magazine Group. His essays appeared have appeared in Varlık, Gösteri, Radikal Kitap, Cumhuriyet Kitap, Yasakmeyve, Karabatak. Books: Geçmiş Zaman Tesellileri (2015), Şenayi (2015), Küçülteç (2017).


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Yaşar Nezihe was the first Muslim woman to have her unveiled photograph published in the Ottoman press, the first socialist poet to compose a Turkish poem about May 1, and the first woman to write for the journal of the Communist Party of Turkey. Murat Batmankaya recalls her perseverance in the face of patriarchal oppression, material need and political adversity.

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