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Institutional Information: Gazi Eğitim Fakültesi, Yabancı Diller Eğitimi, Arap Dili Eğitimi
Research Areas: Education in Arabic, Philology, Arabic Language and Literature, Comparative Literature, Interpreting and Translating

Names in Publications: Mehmet Hakki Sucin, محمد حقي صوتشين




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Prof. Mehmet Hakkı Suçin is an academic, author and literary translator. He is graduated in 1993 from Department of Arabic Language and Literature at Faculty of Languages, History and Geography in Ankara University. He received his MA in 1998 on Yahya Haqqi’s art of short story, and his PhD in 2004 on challenges of Arabic-Turkish translation and vice versa. He worked as a visiting fellow at Manchester University in 2006. Suçin chaired commission prepared Arabic curriculums based on CEFR for primary and secondary schools in Turkey (2012-2014). Suçin was one of the Members of the Judges at the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) in 2014.

He won The Best Translated Book by Union of Writers in Turkey in 2016, and The Best Translation of the Year from the Dünya Kitap Prize in 2022. He obtained Sheikh Hamad Award for Translation and International Understanding, Achievement Award in 2023 for his all translation works.

He translated into Turkish from both classical Arab literature such as al-Muallaqat, al-Mutanabbi, Ibn Tufail, Ibn Hazm, Ibn al-Kalbi, and modern Arab literature such as Kahlil Gibran, Adonis, Mahmoud Darwish, Nizar Qabbani, Muhammad Bennis, Naguib Mahfouz, Ghassan Kanafani, Adania Shibli, and many others. Suçin also translated from Turkish literature into Arabic sufi poets such as Yunus Emre, Ahmet Yesevi, amoung many other poets from modern era. 

His studies focus on translation studies, Arabic literature, and teaching Arabic to non-native speakers. He recently works at Gazi University in Ankara, Turkey.


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