Renowned Turkish poet Orhan Veli was remembered on his 69th death anniversary on Thursday.

He was among the pioneers of the Garip Movement, an era in Turkish literature which marked a radical shift to simple language from traditional Ottoman style.

In a short lifespan of 36 years, he produced an impressive volume of works, including essays, articles and translations besides poetry.

Orhan Veli was born on April 13, 1914 in Istanbul to parents Mehmet Veli and Fatma Nigar.

He went to school in both Istanbul and the capital Ankara.

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