This is 69-year-old Pamuk’s second marriage. The author was first married to Aylin Türegün in 1982, and the couple got blessed with a daughter they named Rüya.
But they ended their marriage in 2001.
On the other hand, 47-year-old Akyavaş is known in the health care community for her attempts at institutionalizing health tourism in Turkey.
She graduated from Istanbul-based Boğaziçi University and completed a marketing certificate program at the University of California in 2002.
Pamuk’s books have been translated into over 60 languages, with more than 2 million copies sold worldwide.
Hurriyet Daily News