Turkish Writers' Union

The Turkish Writers' Union (Turkish: Türkiye Yazarlar Sendikası, abbreviated as TYS) is a trade union for writers in Turkey. It is sometimes confused with the Turkish Authors' Association (Türkiye Yazarlar Birliği) as both may be translated as Writers Union of Turkey. It was founded on 4 February 1974.[1]

In 1982/3 the TYS President Aziz Nesin and all executive board members were charged with maintaining an illegal society, as all trade unions had been banned following the 1980 Turkish coup d'état.[2]

It publishes a monthly journal TYS Edebiyat and a monthly bulletin TYS Aylik Bülten.[1]


  1. ^ a b Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, INDEPENDENT LABOUR UNIONS (N - Z), November 1998
  2. ^ Hasan Can, "Turkish writers on trial", Index on Censorship October 1984 13: 3, doi:10.1080/03064228408533768

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