İrfan Orga
1908-1970

military cadet
26 December 1928
Kuleli, İstanbul

probably the most famous Turkish literary figure of the 20th century

'Probably the most famous Turkish literary figure of the 20th century' 
- Virginia Maxwell, Lonely Planet İstanbul, 2015 -


'An enchanting voice that gently takes us on a journey into the past and tells us a great deal about 
late Ottoman culture, family life, and gender relations at a time of incredible political turbulence, social change and war' 
- Elif Shafak Daily Telegraph, 10 July 2013 -