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2008 February “The CappaFanrastica Kapadokya” a documentary book published in Ist.
2007- Essays, “Pera da İstanbul” was written, published.
2007-May-Special conference on literary at Muğla Univ.
2006-July - “Simgesi Muğla / The Sign is Muğla” a documentary book published in Ist.
2006-May - “Sanat Kırk Yıl / Why Are You Here?” Sonmez’s Literary Biography book published in Ist.
2005-October - “Urgup CappaFantastica” a documentary book (photographes and articles series) published in Ist.
2005-May / June / July - Traveled between Istanbul and Ürgüp, Cappadocia for a documentary book project.
2005-June - Attended “40th anniversary of Sonmez’s literary life”special arranged at Caucasos Univ. (Kars)
2005-May - Attended “40th anniversary of Sonmez’s literary life” special meeting in Ankara.
2005-May - “BenAras” novel published in Istanbul.
2004-September-“Kars Plateau Stories” published in Ist.
2004-May/July/September - Traveled between Istanbul and Ürgüp, Cappadocia for a documentary book project.
2004-July - A documentary photography exhibition: “Hidden Paradise”: (Köyceğiz Lake’s Laguna, Caunos, Mount Olympus and Oghuzes) in Muğla-Turkey.
2004-July - “Köyceğiz Lake Stories” published in Ist.
2004-April/May-A documentary photography exhibition: “Imagination Triangles”: (Kars Plateau, Urartu, Ocaklı Willage, Ani and Oghuzes) in Kars-Turkey.
2004-January - “Imagination Triangles” a documentary book (photographes and articles series) published in Ist..
2003-May/July/September - Traveled between Istanbul and Kars, Ani eastern Turkey and frontier Armenia, for a documentary book project: “Imaginations Triangles”
2002-April-Traveled to Armenia, article series published on April/May in Turkish daily “Cumhuriyet”.
2002-March - Traveled between Konya-Kulu and Istanbul for a documentary book project. And “Kulu, A Western Dream Academy” published on April.
2002-February / March - Article series and his pictures “Reporting Afghanistan” published in daily Cumhuriyet.
2002-January - Traveled to Afghanistan thru Peshawar to Kabul in order to work on black / white photography and article series published Turkish daily “Cumhuriyet”.
2001-September - Traveled to New York, Washington DC after September 11th attacks in USA for interviews.
2000-September - Traveled to Yerevan via bus to gather materials for photo exhibitions and article series.
1999-Worked in Paris on June and July with project on Strindberg and the outlines of a novel. Traveled to Armenia in September, collecting materials for a series of articles and went to Muğla / Turkey. In Koycegiz, by a drunk backhoe driver, suffered a severe fracture on left leg. Traveled to Paris-Hamburg with crutches and long casted leg and went to Stockholm via 30 hours bus ride.
1998-Traveled to China, Vietnam, Thailand for 4 months.
1996-1997-Traveled to India and Nepal for 4 months. Novel “BenAras” finished. Published series of articles with color photos in the Turkish dailies ‘Radikal’ ‘Hürriyet’ and ’Milliyet’.
1995-Traveled to Central and South America: Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Mexico, Yucatan for 5 months. Photo exhibition in black white on 'Women from India and Mexico' in Stockholm.
1994-“The Naked Viking”, novel, published in Istanbul.
1993-Photo exhibition in black and white of Turkish - Swedish children's portraits 'On the flying carpet of imagination' in Stockholm. Awarded grant from The Swedish Writers' Union for these photographes.
1992-‘Berlin Legend’, novel, published in Istanbul. Photo exhibition in black and white on India, Mexico and Guatemala at 'Berliner Stadtbibliothek' in Berlin.
1991-Awarded grant from the 'Swedish Writers' Union'. Traveled to Mexico and Guatemala for 4 months. Literary scholarship awarded from Der Kultursenat Berlins for three months' stay in Berlin during which the novel “Berlin Legends” was written. Black / white photo pocket book 'Dreams of India' published in Istanbul.
1990-Traveled to India for 6 months on grant from the Swedish Writers' Union. Collection of essays “Mystery and Magic” published in Istanbul.
1989-“Marissa Epos” novel, published in Istanbul. Photo exhibition in black and white on Anatolia in Mannheim, 'Alte Hauptfeuerwache'.
1988-Awarded grant by the City of Mannheim, Germany for six months' stay. Wrote novel “Marissa Epos”. Photo exhibition in black and white on Anatolia in Jokkmokk, Sweden. Photo exhibition in black and white on Anatolia at the 'Goethe Institute and Mannheim University, Germany.
1983-Moved to Stockholm with daughter in the autumn. As member of the Swedish Pen Club.
1980-Elected ‘Journalist of the Year’ by the Society of Contemporary Journalists for the best feature article.
1979-Elected board member of the Turkish Writers' Union. Editor of bimonthly magazine ‘Art and Society’.
1972-1975-Publisher and editor of a monthly magazine for art and culture, ‘Reflect’.
1970-Awarded poetry prize from the Turkish radio and Television for collection of poems ‘The Smith of Dawn’.
1961-1970-Published poetry in various influential literary magazines in Turkey.
1936-Born in Turkey.