Ahmet Tüzün Passed Away

Ahmet Tüzün, a person of culture and literature, lost his life on March 4, 2012.

Tüzün not only dedicated his life to Antalya's culture and art, but also was a writer with great contributions to literature and poetry. As one of the establishers of the Golden Orange Poetry Award and the Symposium, Tüzün played a great role in the institution's management, preparing the Symposium's books and in general making the Award gain an important place in the Turkish poetry scene.

Résumé

Born in Antalya on 1958, he completed his elementary education in Antalya, and his middle school and secondary school in Germany. He graduated from the Department of German Language and Literature, of the Faculty of Language, History and Geography in Ankara University. Later on, he completed a Master's Degree thesis work named “Berlin Wall's Effect on German Literature.” Between the years 1979-1981, he continued in Münich University as a guest student, through the DAAD scholarship.

Ahmet Tüzün, who published his literary works in such magazines as, Oluşum, Sincan İstasyonu, Yeni Biçem, Mühür, Mor Taka, Şiiri Özlüyorum, Şair Çalışıyor, Yom Sanat, Tömer Bursa, Bahçe, Yeni Düşlem, Zalifre Yazıları, Şiir Saati and Eliz, also translated several books from Turkish to German.

He was also a member of Antalya Association of Artists, Association of Literature, PEN, BESAM and Autonomous Council of Artists, and assumed the duty of art consultant of the Foundation of Art and Culture and the Golden Orange Film Festival in Antalya. Through the years 1998-2009, he was a member of the Golden Orange Poetry Award and the Symposium's Executive Committee. Moreover, Tüzün wrote editorials for a newspaper publishing in Antalya, the Cumhuriyet Akdeniz.

Books he Translated from Turkish to German:
Jale İnan’a Saygı : Perge Kazıları
Antalya Müzesi Tarihçesi ve Heykelleri
Books he Prepared to Publish:
Hayalete Övgü ve Ahmet Oktay Şiir, Alkım Yayınları, 2003
Yavru Aslandan Konu Komşuya ve Necmi Zeka Şiiri, Yom Yayınları, 2004
Cendere ve Güven Turan Şiiri , Şiirden Yayınları, 2005
Beni Hiç Göremezsin Odağında Yücel Kayıran Şiiri, Şiirden Yayınları, 2006
Ba Şiiri ve Birhan Keskin, Metis Yayınları, 2007
Cevat Çapan Şiiri ve Bana Düşlerini Anlat, İkaros Yayınları, 2010