My name is Hakan Özkan. I am a translator, writer, and associate researcher for Arabic literature, Greek dialectology and linguistics at the universities of Münster and Granada. Currently I am working on a monograph on Eastern zajals as part of a larger research project on literatures of the later centuries (11th-18th century) conducted by Thomas Bauer.
This personal website and blog is about everything Middle-Eastern, Turkish and Greek. Obviously, the main focus will be on literatures from the Arab countries, Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey and Greece. But I will delve into other subjects as well, such as world literature, linguistics, music, photography, culture, IT, politics etc. You are kindly invited to share your thoughts.This site is a multilingual venture. Although the main language is English, there will be texts in Arabic, French, German, Greek, Persian, and Turkish.
Please send your comments to the following e-mail address: comment(at)exoriente.net.