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Münevver Ayaşlı (1906–99) was a conservative writer of essays, memoirs, and autobiographical novels, with Islamic mysticist and Turkist tendencies. Born in Thessaloniki, she lived as a child in various parts of the Ottoman Empire, including Aleppo, Beirut, and Diyarbakır, where her father, Cafer Tayyar Bey (1877–1938), a high-ranking Ottoman military official, served. She attended the German School of Istanbul and later studied at the Collège de France, in Paris. During her subsequent studies of...