Çetin Altan was born in July 22, 1927. He is an internationally known journalist, poet, political activist, play-writer and author. He was a MP in the Turkish Grand National Assembly between 1965-1969, being registered in the Turkish Worker’s Party. He wrote his first book in 1946 and currently has a column in the daily Turkish newspaper Milliyet. His books have been translated into various languages, such as English, French, Spanish, Bulgarian and Romanian.
Special thanks to Çetin Altan for reading his alphabet book and to videographer Catherine Stryker for making these segments possible.