Yılmaz Erdoğan writes stories, poetry, TV series, theater plays, movie scripts and dance shows. The question posed to him most frequently is "why do you write." His first answer is simple: "I must write." Then he goes back to his childhood and offers a handful of influential memories. Yılmaz Erdoğan, who has become a pivotal figure in Turkish theater, literature, and cinema with his works, was born in 1968 in Hakkari, a small city in southeastern Turkey he describes as beginning "where everything has finished.