ALCEH, MATILDE (1923–1967), Turkish poet. Born in Istanbul, she contributed poems to various periodicals, including the daily Cumhuriyet, and also published some translations. The collection Mart ("The Gull," 1953) contained some of her characteristic lyrical verse. The only Turkish woman poet of Jewish birth, she married a Muslim and died in a car accident in Yugoslavia. (Shmuel Moreh)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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