Azra Kohen

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Azra Kohen
Azra Sarızeybek

1979 (age 39–40)
İzmir, Turkey
OccupationWriter, psychologist
Known forFi
Sadok Kohen (m. 2001)

Azra "Akilah" Kohen (born 1979) is a Turkish writer. After releasing her first novel, Fi, under the name Akilah, she started to release her subsequent novels, Çi and Pi under the name Azra Kohen.

Early life and career[edit]

Azra Kohen was as "Azra Sarızeybek" in 1979 in İzmir.[1] After graduating from Istanbul University Faculty of Communication, Radio, Television and Cinema, she continued his education at Ottawa University in Canada. She said that her main motivation for educating herself was to "learn more about this world". She knows English and Italian.[2]

Her trilogy narrative series Fi, Çi and Pi soon became popular in the form of an Internet series called Fi.[3] In December 2017, on the program Yazarın Dilinden on Radyo Trafik Marmara, Kohen announced that she had started to write two new books called Gör Beni and Dinle Beni.[4] In the same month, she announced that she would write a book about what happened to her during the production process of Fi.[5]

Personal life[edit]

She married Sadok Kohen in 2001[6] and the couple's son was born in 2009. She prefers products produced through organic agriculture, and believes that a creator exists for the universe. She has not expressed any political opinions throughout her career. Kohen explained in an interview that she was not a vegetarian, but she was trying to be one.[3]


  • Elele Avon Author of the Year Award (2018)[7]


  • Fi
  • Çi
  • Pi
  • Aeden
  • Gör Beni


  1. ^ "Akilah Azra Kohen kimdir?". Sözcü. 21 December 2016. Archived from the original on 31 March 2017. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  2. ^ Arman, Ayşe (16 August 2015). "Dünyayı değiştirmek için yazdım". Hürriyet Daily News. Archived from the original on 27 September 2016. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  3. ^ a b Şener, Nuri Mertcan (8 January 2017). "Akilah Azra Kohen: "Akilah ismi aslında..."". HaberTürk. Archived from the original on 15 March 2017. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  4. ^ Azra Kohen (22 December 2017). "Yazarın Dilinden" (Podcast). Radyo Trafik Marmara. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  5. ^ Doğan, Mustafa (28 December 2017). "Kohen'in itirazı var". HaberTürk. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Akilah Azra Kohen'in çok satan Fi Çi Pi kitap üçlemesinden uyarlanan aynı isimdeki diziye sürpriz bir isim daha katılıyor". Posta. 7 March 2017. Archived from the original on 23 March 2017. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Azra Kohen Elele Avon Yılın Yazarı ödülünü aldı". NTV. Retrieved 19 January 2018.

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