The literature of the Turks is among the oldest of living literatures. In nearly twelve centuries, it has been alive in many continents and regions, expressing itself in a diversity of languages and scripts and remaining receptive to external influences as it maintains its intrinsic impetus for renewal. The Journal of Turkish Literature (JTL) encompasses the literary output of the Turks in Asia, the Middle East, the Balkans and elsewhere.
honorary consulting board includes Bernard Lewis, Geoffrey Lewis, Irene Melikoff, Louis Bazin,· and Halil lnalcik. The editorial board includes Robert Dankoff, Victoria Holbrook, Eleazer Birnbaum, Joseph Jacobson, Celia Kerslake, and many other leading scholars.
Talat S. Halman is professor and chairman of the Department of Turkish Literature at Bilkent University in Ankara. He is author of more than seventy books, including Contemporary Turkish Literature and Modern Turkish Drama.