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Gursel Nedim

Writer, Turkey

Nedim Gürsel (born April 5, 1951, in Gaziantep) is a Turkish writer. In the late 1960s, he published novellas and essays in Turkish magazines. After graduating from Galatasaray High School in 1970, he studied at the Sorbonne. In 1974, he graduated from the Sorbonne's Department of Modern French Literature. In 1979, he received his doctorate in comparative literature after completing his dissertation on Louis Aragon and Nazim Hikmet. He returned to Turkey but the unrest there in 1980 persuaded him to go back to France.

In 1976, Gürsel published A Summer without End, a collection of stories. For that collection, in 1977, Gürsel received Turkey's highest literary prize, the Prize of the Turkish Language Academy. After the 1980 Turkish coup d'état, a military tribunal charged that Gürsel's collection had slandered the Turkish army. In 1983, the Turkish military censored Gürsel's novel The First Woman. Although the Turkish authorities dismissed the charges against Gürsel, their actions made A Summer without End and The First Woman unavailable in Turkey for several years.

In 2008, Gürsel published The Daughters of Allah. The book prompted the Turkish authorities to charge Gürsel with insulting religion. In June 2009, a court in Istanbul acquitted Gürsel of the charge.

Gürsel is a founding member of the International Parliament of Writers. Today, a citizen of France, he teaches contemporary Turkish literature at the Sorbonne, and works as the research director on Turkish Literature at the International French Science Research Center (CNRS).

[September 2016]
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Assisi 2016 - Thirst for Peace


Tirana 2015 - Peace is Always Possible


Antwerp 2014 Peace is the future




September 13 2016

30 years of dialogue in a 30 seconds videoclip. Watch! #peaceispossible #Assisi2016

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September 8 2016

Mercy, the Heart of Peace: Prayer and dialogue for peace in the Spirit of Assisi

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September 30 2015

VIDEO: Refugee crisis, one of the main topics at Sant'Egidio's international meeting "Peace is Alway Possible"

September 22 2015

In the Great Lakes region, wounded by so much violence, Sant'Egidio speaks of peace in the Spirit of Assisi #peaceispossible

A meeting between the religions in Bukavu in communion with Tirana
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September 21 2015

Peace is possible also in Nakuru, Kenya

More than 2000 youth gathered for a Prayer in the Spirit of Assisi run by the Community of Sant'Egidio
September 15 2015

The religious leaders of Benin united against violence affirm their commitment to peace in communion with Tirana

They claim that "Peace is always possible"
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October 20 2016

One month after Assisi 2016, many meetings to answer to the "Thirst for Peace" of the world

Among the latest: Kenya, Uganda etc...
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October 19 2016

Out of war, beyond the sea: the way of hope. WATCH!

In the next few days other refugees from Syria will arrive to Italy through the humanitarian corridors. Here is a video with voices and stories of those who have fled from war and arrived to Italy with this project.
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A delegation of the Community of Sant'Egidio meets the President of the Central African Republic Touadéra

Among the discussed topics: DREAM Programme, health and work for peace
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September 30 2016
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ad Assisi l'Onu delle Religioni per la Pace
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