Nuran Barengi

DSC_3208Born in 1968, Ergani/Diyarbakır, she went to the primary school of the neighborhood until its third year, as she had to leave her birth place because of her father’s assignment to a new governmental post in Ankara where she continued her primary and secondary studies. During her graduate years she worked in the Ministry of Finance while pursuing her studies at the Faculty of Economics. The Ministry of Finance, the Treasury Under secretariat of Prime Ministry, the General Secretariat of the Administrative Council of Public Banks and The Agricultural Bank of Turkish Republic were the organizations at which she occupied important posts, which was followed by her research work, in her capacity of a staff member, at the Economics Department of the Boğaziçi University.
During her stay in Ankara, Mrs. Barengi, took singing lessons and dabbled in jazz music, studied ballet, went into journalism, and dipped into dramatic art. Married and the mother of two children, she lives in Istanbul, Turkey.
The interest she cultivated in arts and social sciences ever since she was in her teens played a decisive role in the development of her mental framework and in her undivided attention bestowed upon current social affairs. Philosophical issues particularly steered toward concepts of universal balance, of butterfly effect and of infinity have been the basic components in the formation of her spiritual framework and contributed to the many a perplexing problem related to human relations. An observing mind, coupled with an enthusiasm to experience life profoundly unleashed in her a resolute energy resulting into poetic creations. All these tributaries converged into the formation of her character reminiscent of streams flowing into the vast main.
Prizes and Shields
1. Literary prize awarded on the World Women’s Day on 8th March, 2012, on the occasion of the festival organized by World Film and Arts Foundation and the Aznavur Sanat for prominent women who have contributed meritoriously to the development of fine arts and social media.
2. Shield of gratitude offered by TUMBIAD (April 2012) for her integrating thorny social issues with art in her poem entitled Deprem (Earthquake) dedicated to the children, victims of the Van earthquake.
3. Shield for her contribution, in her capacity of contributor, to fine arts on the occasion of the Mothers’ Day, 12 May 2012, organized by the World and Anatolian Federation for Social Assistance in which took part local and foreign prominent members of the society.
4. To figure in the book entitled Gülbaranın Gülleri edited by Sedat Eroğlu, is a sincere tribute and joy for Nuran Barengi; it is a work that took the author ten long years for preparation. The book reminds the future generations that Diyarbakır-Ergani has been a center from which eminent men and women of letters, sciences and arts as well as politicians came out to contribute to the general culture of the land.

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