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Ankara Book Fair opens

The ninth Ankara Book Fair opened on Feb. 20 at the ATO Congresium, receiving great interest from residents of the capital.

Comment(s) 2/22/2015

National Library sends record number of books abroad

National Library sends record number of books abroad

On request or for donation, the Turkish National Library sends thousands of books abroad every year, with the number of books and countries having increased threefold in 2014

Comment(s) 1/29/2015

Journeys into the vanishing religions of the Middle East

Journeys into the vanishing religions of the Middle East

FOLDED CORNER - 'Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms: Journeys into the Disappearing Religions of the Middle East’ by Gerard Russell (Basic Books, 352 pages, $29)

Comment(s) 2/5/2015

Heroin, organized crime and the making of modern Turkey

Heroin, organized crime and the making of modern Turkey

FOLDED CORNER - ‘Heroin, Organized Crime, and the Making of Modern Turkey’ by Ryan Gingeras (Oxford University Press, 290 pages, £65)

Comment(s) 1/29/2015

Second Harper Lee novel to be published in July

Second Harper Lee novel to be published in July

Publisher Harper announced Feb. 3 that "Go Set a Watchman," a novel the Pulitzer Prize-winning author completed in the 1950s and put aside, will be released July 14.

Comment(s) 2/3/2015

The last tram in Europe

The last tram in Europe

FOLDED CORNER - ‘The Last Tram’ by Nedim Gürsel, translated by Ruth Whitehouse (Comma Press, $15, 184 pages)

Comment(s) 1/22/2015

Rumi work translated into Kurdish

Rumi work translated into Kurdish

Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi’s epic work, the “Masnavi,” will soon be published in Kurdish and Ottoman Turkish following translation work by the Konya Metropolitan Municipality Cultural and Social Affairs Department.

Comment(s) 1/30/2015

Book production on rise in Turkey

Book production on rise in Turkey

More than 561 million copies of books were published in Turkey last year, according to a recently released report from the Turkish Publishers' Union. The figure equaled over seven books for every citizen of the country.

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