Mustafa Ziyalan

Mustafa Ziyalan’s poetry, short fiction, essays and poetry translations have appeared in many literary periodicals, anthologies (including New European Poets) and in book form. Istanbul Noir, an anthology of short fiction he co-edited, came out in 2008; his book of poetry Rüyacılar Kitabı (Book of Dreamers) and his book of prose Alengirli Filmler (Handsome Films) in 2012.


Water Cats by Mustafa Ziyalan

  I heard about water cats for the first time in a coffee house in Kasımpaşa [1]. A friend of mine who was on medical leave from the front of the civil war had seen them mentioned in the writings of Pliny while researching minerals. At that time the things […]