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Orhan Pamuk Poster

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Born in Istanbul, Turkey

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Orhan Pamuk was born on June 7, 1952 in Istanbul, Turkey. He is a writer and actor, known for Gizli Yüz (1991), Innocence of Memories (2015) and Mandarin (2008). He was previously married to Aylin Türegün.

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Aylin Türegün (1 March 1982 - 2001) ( divorced)

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His novel "Kara Kitap" (The Black Book) was released in 1990 and became one of the most controversial and popular books in Turkish literature. Other successful novels of him are "Yeni Hayat" (The New Life, 1997) or "Kar" (Snow, 2004).
Turkish author, who was awarded the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first Turkish person to receive a Nobel Prize.
Member of the 'Official Competition' jury at the 60th Cannes International Film Festival in 2007.
After talking about the 1915 mass killings of Armeninans in Anataloia, he was subjected to a hate campaign in Turkey that forced him to flee the country. He also was prosecuted for insulting Turkishness for his remarks, but the charges were finally dropped (2005).
Currently lives in New York, working as a visiting professor at Columbia University.

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