Ümit Kaftancıoğlu

Ümit Kaftancıoğlu
Born 1935
Saskara village, Hanak, Ardahan Province, Turkey
Died April 11, 1980
Nationality Turkish
Occupation Columnist in Cumhuriyet

Ümit Kaftancıoğlu (1935 in Saskara village, Hanak, Ardahan Province – 11 April 1980 in Istanbul) was a Turkish TV producer, writer and columnist of the newspaper Cumhuriyet.

Life and career

He graduated from Cilavuz Village Institute in 1957 and worked as a primary school teacher in Derik in Mardin Province and as a teacher in Balıkesir Necatibey Institute of Education before entering into the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT).

He won the Grand Award at the 1970 TRT Art Awards with his short story Dönemeç (The Bend), the 1972 Karacan Award with his interview Hakkullah and came third at the Başkent Awards with his short story Linda (Linda).

On 11 April 1980, he was gunned down in front of his home in Istanbul as he was about to get in his car.[1]


Short stories
Children's literature

See also


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