Bulent Parlak passed away

The post, shared on İzdiham magazine’s social media account, announced Parlak’s death and said, “We certainly belong to Allah and we will undoubtedly return to Him.” “Inna Lillahi ve Inna Ileyhi Rajiun”, meaning

The poet Bülent Parlak was born in Malatya on October 5, 1979 as the last child of a family of eight children.

The poet, whose father was chairman of the Malatya Workers’ Union and was active in politics for many years in the Communist Party of Turkey and the Republican People’s Party, lost his father at the age of 6 and his mother at the age of 6 from 19.

Parlak completed his primary and secondary education in Malatya’s city of Konak with a first degree.

Bright, who won Istanbul University’s Faculty of Communications but dropped out after a year due to financial problems, began working in the newspaper’s advertising department, where he did his internship.

Bright won the Faculty of Pedagogy of Ondokuz Mayıs University in the university exam, which he took part in again. However, since he was married and had a child, he found it difficult to work in Istanbul and commute to Samsun, so he graduated from faculty in 7 years.

After graduating from high school, Parlak, who made various attempts such as running a hotel and furniture store and opening a classroom, was unsuccessful in those jobs.


Bülent Parlak began writing poems while he was still in elementary school. But the poet, who stayed away from poetry until he graduated from high school, began writing poetry again years later at the encouragement and reproach of his high school teacher.

The successful writer described this situation in an interview with the AA correspondent as follows:

“After I graduated from university and came to Istanbul, my teacher, who found out that I was no longer writing, sent me a photocopy of the letters I was writing. When I read these letters I was very embarrassed of him. ‘I wonder if I can do it?’ I said. Because I wasn’t interested in literature. I didn’t have time to get interested in literature while hiking. I had to do something all the time because I got married early and had to support my family. When I got these letters, I opened an office for myself in an inn in Aksaray. There was no place for literature. But I went very well. I went from Bayrampaşa to Eminonu. From there I boarded the ferry. From there I went to Koşuyolu by ferry from Üsküdar or Kadıköy again. I always spent my days hiking. That went on for years. “I never stopped after graduating from university. I’m currently writing his book called ‘The Living History of Evil’. ‘ I’m writing in this book why I’m leaving.”


He sent his poem, which he scribbled on a ticket, to Dergah Magazine and many of his works have been published in Dergah since 2005.

Supported by Mustafa Kutlu, the poet said of his first poem in Dergah magazine: “If this poem had not been published, I would not have been able to write a poem.” In his words he said:

“One day at Istanbul University, when I was bored, I wrote my first poem on the back of the bill entitled ‘The endless riot of a timed oath’ and sent it to Dergah magazine. I think 15 days passed. We played okey with Ali Ayçil and Adem in Üsküdar. Okay, it’s over, they put out a magazine for me. Ali asked, “Brother, do you write poetry?” He said no.’ I said. I looked at the cover of Bülent Parlak and this poem I wrote. I was very excited. It was interesting. Because literature has no place in my world, I should be happy or happy doing something there, but I felt strange pleasure. My face flushed with excitement. I never forget and they said: ‘Mustafa Kutlu asks you, who is this?’ He said.

In 2007, Parlak opened a literary portal at izdiham.com. The portal, where texts, literary articles, stories and essays from Turkish and world literature were published, later became a magazine.

Since 2008, Izdiham Magazine has been printed with flashy slogans such as “We Are All Aged To Die” and “There Is No Subscription Activity in the Case of Doomsday”. The magazine, which is very popular in terms of content and appearance, also attracted attention with its original cover articles.

With the slogan “Life is harmful to health” on the cover of the first issue of the magazine, Parlak took on the mission of a literary school by giving many young people the opportunity to publish their stories, essays and poems.

Bülent Parlak collected his poems published in Dergah Magazine in his poetry collection My Dear Restlessness in 2010. He published his poetry collections entitled Get Late.

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