Mebrure Sami Koray

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Mebrure Sami Koray

She was born in 1907 in İstanbul. She studied in Bezmialem Sultani. She published her short stories and novels in the newspapers Akşam and Milliyet. Her first published short story is“Gümüşi Odanın Sırrı” and it was published in the newspaper Akşam on 5 September 1926.

She used pennames such as Mebrure Hurşit, Mebrure Sami, Mebrure Sami İşler and Mebrure Alevok. She is known for her bestseller romance novels. She translated Pear S. Buck’s works into Turkish.

She wrote the script of the movie, “Halıcı Kız” in which Heycan Başaran, one of the most famous women actresses of Turkish cinema, starred and which was directed by Muhsin Ertuğrul. Mebbrure Sami Koray moved to Erdek and founed Hotel Alevok. She died in 1992. Her son, Yaman Koray, is also a writer.

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