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ALPTEKİN, Mahmut

Poet and writer (b. 1940, Çal / Denizli). He graduated from Ankara Gazi Institute of Education, Department of Turkish Language and Literature. He started to work at the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (1971) as a program producer after he had worked as a teacher at elementary schools in Karaman and Çatalca.

His poetry, research and interviews have been published in the reviews Yelken, Varlık, Türk Dili and in the newspapers Akşam and Cumhuriyet. He won the Turkish Language Association Award for Radio and Television in 1982 with the program Kurtuluş Savaşı'nda Ege (Aegean in the War of Independence) and came third at the Abdi İpekçi Peace and Friendship Competition in 1986 with Yakın ve Uzak Komşuluğun Şiirleri (The Poems of Near and Far Neighborhoods). He won the Ömer Seyfettin Short Story Award in 1990 with his work Tünel Çıkmazı (Tunnel Dead-end).

WORKS:

POETRY: Sonbahar Durağı (Autumn Stop, 1969), Atatürk'e Şiirler (Poems for Atatürk, 1969), Bağımsızlık Bekçisi (The Guardian of Independence, 1983), Yakın ve Uzak Komşuluğun Şiirleri (The Poems of Near and Far Neighborhoods, 1986), Yorgun Atlısı Akşamın (The Tired Horseman of the Night, 1988).

SHORT STORY: Bir Denizin İki Kıyısı (Two Coasts of a Sea, 1983), Tünel Çıkmazı (Tunnel Dead-end, 1990).

RESEARCH: Sait Faik (Sait Faik, 1974), Bir Öykü Ustası Sait Faik Abasıyanık (A Short Story Master Sait Faik Abasıyanık, 1976), Nesini Söyleyim (What Shall I Say?, 1982).