A young psychiatrist, Eylül, works in a mental hospital. While trying to solve her patients’ problems, she discovers that she, too, has many unanswered questions. She can’t help feeling uneasy and begins to question her marriage and her relationship with her husband.

She can’t run away from seeking her own existence. She’s thrown into chaos. She asks herself: ‘What is reality? Can the facts of our lives change according to our perceptions? Or do we prefer not to perceive the facts, as we fear facing reality? Isn’t this self-betrayal?’

Yes... But... As If...

.Journalist Seçkin Ersin receives an anonymous letter suggesting that there’s material for an exclusive and explosive story if he observes Ilgım, the wife of a prominent businessman. It is part detective story and part chronicle of the developing attraction and love between journalist and prey, and it explores the absurdity of how men see women and how the male gaze has conditioned and dominated perceptions of the female.

Undressing Herself

Stop Hurting My Flesh

When in 2004, the Turkish state became alerted to this RISK, and “Stop Hurting My Flesh”, whose themes included incest, was banned. The grounds for this ban were  “Destroying the Turkish family order, offending the Namus, (which translates as virtue, chastity, or honour, of society) arousing sexual desire in the readers and disturbing the order of society by inducing fear within women, by using a feminist approach.” GUILTY.

Stop Hurting My Flesh is the story of four courageous women, Sude, Ada, Derin and Çakil, who have succeeded in existing by undressing their bodies and facing their fears and traumas. The protagonists now desire to reach new women to help them start their own existential inner journey. They gather in an ancient house located on the Aegean lands that have been a cradle for many civilisations in history.

You Exist In No Way

Rüya (meaning ‘Dream’), meets with Kaya (meaning ‘Rock’), who is a pretty tough character. But Rüya knows that love needs patience, effort, responsibility, making choices and knowledge. Here comes the main question of this novel: ‘Is there wisdom in love?’

Hope Is A Curse

The Body Knows

This is Meltem Arikans first research book, is written for women and men who want to communicate with awareness of each other’s differences.

The Tempest of Yearning

By denying our own personal pains, we have created the current world where the absence of love is called love. Today, perhaps what lies beneath the hypocritical life we have reached is denial. Denial of the need to confront the deadly fear we have for the pains we’ve engraved within ourselves. Pain and empathy are strongly related to each other, and oppressing pain destroys empathy. The more we are open to pain, the more capable we are of feeling empathy. As long as we continue to refuse to understand the link between the denial of our own pain and its alliance with authority – rather than being an expression of internalised behaviour – (morality) will be nothing more than etiquette. 

So it is this phenomenon of how women in pain punish themselves and how the guilt complex passes down to women from their mothers and grandmothers, alienating them from life. The worry of not being loved, the feeling of being estranged from yourself…either the freedom of pleasure or the captivity of fears….



Only Thing They Knew Was Love

I Confess I am Guilty

You Are The Medicine