The Eminent Turkish Actor Buğra Gülsoy Proves Himself in Literature

The successful Turkish actor Buğra Gülsoy takes his chance in literature. The actor had published his first book in October 2019. Unexpectedly, the successful Turkish actor gained great success and collected a great deal of acclamation from some of the master novelists in Turkey. So, in the following months, we will be welcoming his second novel.

Turkish actor and screenwriter Buğra Gülsoy proved himself as an author. (Image Credit-Milliyet)
Turkish actor and screenwriter Buğra Gülsoy proved himself as an author. (Image Credit-Milliyet)

Buğra Gülsoy Get Used to Literature World

The actor stepped decisively into the literature world with his first novel “The First Apocalypse: Where The Sun Goes Down“. The actor lately acted in the “Azize” Turkish TV series which unsuccessfully said goodbye to the screens even without making a final episode. As a result, following this project, the actor gave a start to his second novel’s works. Meanwhile, Buğra Gülsoy had already proven his talent in writing. So, many literature devotees are eagerly expecting for the second book of him.

The Second Apocalypse: Where The Sun Rises
The Second Apocalypse: Where The Sun Rises

The Second Apocalypse: Where the Sun Rises

The second book of the writer, “The Second Apocalypse: Where the Sun Rises” will be the continuation of the first one. So, the book will soon take its place on the shelves. Buğra Gülsoy, in the meantime, wrote his novel by getting inspired by the life of Sabri Mahir. He is, by the way, an athlete who influenced the period in the 1900s. So, Buğra Gülsoy defines his novel as “[The novel] is the true story of a fugitive traveler, from the Ottoman Empire to France, Spain to England and Germany, causing all the apocalypse to collapse.” In addition to acting; Buğra Gülsoy, who also works as a director, theater writer, and screenwriter. So, Turkey’s Inkılap Publishing House will release the novel just like his first book.

The first book and the second one are the real stories of a Turkish athlete who left his mark to the beginning of the 1900s. Meanwhile, Sabri Mahir was a boxer who shook both Turkey and the world. Hence, the boxer has apparently shaken Buğra Gülsoy and his interest in literature, too.

What are the Stories of Novels?

Buğra Gülsoy emphasizes the lack of time by putting love and homeland on the same scale while explaining the evil, hatred, being the other, fear and confrontation over the world through Sabri Mahir.

Who is Exactly Sabri Mahir?

Sabri Mahir studied at Galatasaray High School when Tevfik Fikret was the director. So, he played in the Galatasaray football team. However, Sabri Mahir was also curious about boxing. So, he had to flee abroad. When he knocked out his opponent in Spain, the King of Spain at the time banned boxing in the country. Then, Sabri Mahir went to Germany, and there, he became a famous boxer. He knocked out his opponents with knockouts on knockout. Then, he raised champions for the Germans and lived in Germany for the rest of his life.

The dramatic life of Sabri Mahir inspired Buğra Gülsoy.
The dramatic life of Sabri Mahir inspired Buğra Gülsoy.

While the novel deals with a universal subject, the language, fluency, and fiction that the author uses opens a new perspective to readers. Thus, Buğra Gülsoy goes beyond expectations and draws an image that contains a talented writer.

Where do We Know Buğra Gülsoy?

So, Buğra Gülsoy (born February 22, 1982) is a Turkish actor, screenwriter, producer, architect, director, graphic designer, photographer, and author. He completed his primary, secondary, and high school education in Ankara. Afterward, the actor gained his first stage experience when he was 13. He graduated from Eastern Mediterranean University, Faculty of Architecture, and master of advanced acting at Bahçeşehir University.


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Hepimiz Birimiz İçin Nazım Supporting role
2009–2010 Unutulmaz Tolga Supporting role
2010–2011 Fatmagül’ün Suçu Ne? Vural Namlı Supporting role
2011–2013 Kuzey Güney Güney Tekinoğlu Leading role
2013–2014 Eski Hikaye Mete Leading role
2014 Bana Artık Hicran De Sinan Leading role
2015–2016 Aşk Yeniden Fatih Şekercizade Leading role
2018 8. Gün Ozan Taş Leading role
2018–2019 Kızım Demir Göktürk Leading role
2019 Azize Kartal Alpan Leading role



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