MA Applications for Spring Semester 2021 – 2022

We are now accepting applications for Spring Term 2021 - 2022. The deadline for completed applications is January 3th 2022. Interviews of short-listed candidates will take place on January 7th. Due to current measures taken against the COVID-19 pandemic, MA interviews might take place on Zoom. Please see details on the applications page
  • Oğuz Tansel TEAUM Opening and Award Ceremonies

    Bilkent University, Oğuz Tansel TEAUM Opening and Award Ceremonies Date: 01.12.2021, Wednesday 04:00 – 05:30 p.m. Place: Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, FA Building – Ground Floor Oğuz Tansel […]

  • Guest Lecture by Asst. Prof. Alphan Akgül (Istanbul 29 Mayıs University)

    “Bedene Gömülü Şiir: Şair ve Akademisyen Alphan Akgül ile Söyleşi” Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 16:30 p.m. H-232 NOT: Etkinlik herkese açıktır. GE 250 / 251 kapsamındadır. (10 puan) Send an […]

  • New Book by Aslı Uçar

    The new book of Aslı Uçar, a graduate of the Turkish Literature Ph.D. program, “1950’ler Türkiye’sinde Edebiyat Dergileri” has been published.

  • 2021 Atilla İlhan Literature Awards was given to Alphan Akgül

    Atilla İlhan Literature Prizes, organized by the Atilla İlhan  Science, Arts and Culture Foundation, has also been accomplished by the contribution of İş Bankası Publishing Group. Şükran Yiğit is awarded […]

  • Our Profound Loss

    Birsen Çınar, administrative assistant of Department of Turkish Literature, passed away on Sunday, May 16, 2021. We wish to extend our condolences to Çınar family and the Bilkent community. The […]

Welcome to the Department of Turkish Literature


The Department of Turkish Literature at Bilkent University has been an internationally-recognized center of excellence for teaching and research on Ottoman and Turkish Literature in comparative and transnational contexts since its establishment by Talât Halman in 1998.

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