Honorary Consul General of Bosnia and Herzegovina Turkey Ahmet Kemal Pisak, who was called the “Bosnian Schindler” for saving hundreds of lives during the Bosnian War, was remembered with respect and longing by his family, relatives and friends on the day of the book signing.
Journalist Saadet Erciyes signed her book “The Man of Karsiyaka Ahmet Kemal Baysak” in a nearby bookstore in Alsancak.
The memoir, narrative and autobiographical book titled “The Man of Karsiyaka Ahmet Kemal Besak” contains various sections of the life of the Mayor of Karsiyaka, Honorary Consul General of Bosnia and Herzegovina, industrialist, politician and businessman, born in Karsiyaka, Ahmet Kemal. Baysak from 1994 to 1999. The proceeds from the book will be transferred to the “Karşıyaka’s Sprouts Student Scholarship Program” administered by Karşıya Municipality in line with the request of the Baysak family.
Saadat Erciyes said that the book, which she started in the style of River Conversation, was not finished after the death of Ahmed Kemal Baysak, and she decided to continue it in the form of narrative notes in order to keep her memory alive.
Ergias, who said: “This book, named after Levent Salici, owner of the publishing house Close, is a tribute to Ahmet Kemal Baysak.” He stated that it includes impressions.
While writing the book, Ergias said that Pesak met with 180 people from Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Croatia, Australia, the USA and Germany, and noted that his friends shared their feelings, thoughts, opinions and memories about Kemal Bey.
Saadet Erciyas, whose colleagues did not leave her alone on the day of the signing, added that she wishes to keep the name of Ahmed Kemal Baysak forever in his home in Karsiyaka, which reflects his values and opinions.
source: Balkan News
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