Huseyin Mevsim is a professor of Bulgarian language and literature at Ankara University. He was born as Huseyin Aliyev in the village of Kozlevo, region Kardjali, in a family of tobacco workers (1964). He graduated from high school in Momchilgrad, and has a bachelor’s degree in Bulgarian philology from Plovdiv University (1989). He settled in the Republic of Turkey (1991), initially in Bursa and Istanbul, and subsequently in Ankara (2001), where he defended his master’s degree and doctorate (2005). He is the author of the poetry book “Open Window” (2001). He has published monographs, studies and research in the field of literary history and Bulgarian-Turkish cultural and literary relations, including: Chudomir’s Journey to Turkey (1932), Between Two Shores (Annual Award of the Translators’ Union for Author’s Book, 2014), Nikola Furnadzhiev and Istanbul, Peter Dachev and Istanbul, Zemya Perdelna. Pages from the Bulgarian-Turkish cultural ties (“Hristo G. Danov” National Award for Humanitarian Studies, 2020), Atanas Dalchev in Thessaloniki and Istanbul (“Helikon” Special Award for outstanding literary and historical contribution, 2022) and others. He continues to translate poetry, drama and non-fiction from Bulgarian, Turkish and Russian.