Awards

Akademi Bookstore Literature Awards, First Prize in the category of “Novel”, 1983

Yunus Nadi Literature Prize in the category of ‘’Novel’’, 1998

The Leipzig Media Prize for the Freedom and the Future of the Media, 2009

International Hrant Dink Award, 2011

Turkish Publishers Association, Freedom of Thought and Expression Prize, 2013

Istanbul Human Rights Association Ayşe Nur Zarakolu Freedom of Thought and Expression Prize, 2017

Geschwister Sholl Prize, 2019 

Prix André Malraux, 2019

Prix Femina, roman étranger, 2019 (la deuxième sélection)

Baillie Gifford Prize, 2019 (Longlisted)

Vaclav Havel Library Foundation Disturbing the Peace Award for a Courageous Writer at Risk, 2019 (Shortlisted)

Il Premio Barbato, 2021