Poet and writer. Kemal Yalçın, was born in 5 September 1952 in Honaz county, in the city of Denizli. He studied at the school of the Isparta Gönen Teachers Academy & graduated from the İstanbul University Faculty of Literature Department of Philosophy. He was teaching philosophy, journalism and publishing, in Turkey among others. After the military coup on September 12/1980, he defected to Germany & he lived 13 years as Haymatlos.
His writing career began in 1973. He wrote & published all his books in Germany. In all his poetry books, story books and novels he always used the peace, the friendship, social harmony, social cohesion, social life, the human love, and nature as his theme. He wrote and published documentary novels and poems on the topics that became taboo in Turkey. Therefore he was sentenced by Turkish Legal & Judiciary System, but he acquitted. He wrote & published eight books on the topics of “1915 Armenian and Assyrian Genocide”. “You Rejoice My Heart “was one of the documentary novels that, was destroyed in İstanbul in 2001.
In his book “Haymatlos”, he is talking about the Nazi Regime between 1933-1945, he is mentioning what the German scientists went thru when they run away to Turkey to stay away from the Nazi Regime and also what kind of life they had experienced. In Germany 2014, he published a book in three volumes named “The Syrians & Seyfo” regarding the genocide against the Syrians that happened back in 1891. He also published children's books in two languages in Germany. They translated all his books into several languages such as English, Italian, Spanish, Greek, German, Armenian, Dutch, & Persian in Germany. He is residing in Germany since 1989 and he is teaching Turkish language in a school in the city of “Bochum“.
Kemal Yalçın was born in Denizli in 1952. After finishing Isparta Gönen Teacher′s School, he graduated from the Philosophy Department at Istanbul University. He then taught philosophy at several high schools such as Kaman High School (Kırşehir), Kabataş High School (Istanbul), and Bakırköy High School (Istanbul). In 1978 he retired from teaching and started working as a journalist. In 1982 Yalçın moved to Germany and worked at the Philosophy Department of Bremen University. He taught Turkish language at Essen University. Since 1989 Yalçın has taught Turkish Language in the city of Bochum. Besides teaching, he has written poems, novels, and stories, and published more than 35 books. His books have been translated into different languages such as German, English, Italian, Spanish, Greek, French, Iranian, Flemish, and Armenian language. Yalçın has received many awards for his work.
His published works:
Sürgün Gülleri (poetry)
Geç Kalan Bahar (poetry)
Emanet Çeyiz - Mübadele İnsanları (documentary novel)
Yaşama Gücü (Distinguished Prof. Dr. Onur Güntürkün′s life story)
Barış Sıcağı (poetry)
Seninle Güler Yüreğim (documentary novel)
Sınıfta Çiçek Zor Açar (stories)
Sarı Gelin (documentary novel)
Almanya′da Türkçe Anadil Dersleri ve Anadile Emek Verenler (research)
Hayatta Kalanlar (life stories)
Anadolu′nun Evlatları - Yüz Yılın Tanıkları (life stories)
Kardeşlerim Var Uzaklarda (life stories)
Haymatlos - Dünya Bizim Vatanımız
2013, Denizli Sunak Literary Magazine Enlightenment Honorary Award
2008, Turkish Literature Competition in Europe, the First Prize for Childrens literature
2000, Denizli Art Lovers Association Honorable Mention
1999, Turkey – Greece Friendship and Peace Prize
1998, Abdi İpekçi Friendsip and Peace Special Prize
1998, Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism Achievement Award for Novels
1996, Cologne multicultural society Poetry First Prize
1991, Petrol – İş Poetry First Award
REFERENCE: Biography – Books (kemalyalcin.com, 6 Ekim 2019), Kemal Yalçın (Confirmation of information, 02.04.2021).