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Nazım Hikmet to be remembered

Nazım Hikmet to be remembered

On the occasion of his 113rd birthday, legendary Turkish poet Nazım Hikmet will be commemorated with a series of events in Istanbul.

Comment(s) 1/12/2015

Who am I? What is life? Author Haruki Murakami to the rescue

Who am I? What is life? Author Haruki Murakami to the rescue

Worried about your future, the meaning of life or the realness of unreal things? Ask Japanese author Haruki Murakami for enlightenment - or as much as a surrealist can give.

Comment(s) 1/6/2015

Agatha Christie in Istanbul

Agatha Christie in Istanbul

On the anniversary of her death, we remember the dame of crime fiction, Agatha Christie, from the banks of the Golden Horn, by exploring the greatest mystery of her life: Her disappearance and how it links to the historic hotel of Pera Palace

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Atatürk in the Nazi imagination

Atatürk in the Nazi imagination

FOLDED CORNER - ‘Atatürk in the Nazi Imagination’ by Stefan Ihrig (Harvard University Press, 311 pages, $30)

Comment(s) 12/18/2014

A night out at Istanbul’s 7/24 library

A night out at Istanbul’s 7/24 library

In a city largely devoid of public libraries, Istanbul’s Atatürk Library has literally become a beacon in the night for bibliophiles after it became Turkey’s first library to keep its doors open around the clock.

Comment(s) 1/9/2015

Orhan Pamuk in rare book signing event for new novel

Orhan Pamuk in rare book signing event for new novel

Turkey’s Nobel laureate writer Pamuk attends his first book-signing event in 15 years, in Istanbul on Dec. 13, for the release of his latest novel, “Kafamda Bir Tuhaflık” (A Strangeness in my Mind).

Comment(s) 12/14/2014

The corpse exhibition

The corpse exhibition

FOLDED CORNER - ‘The Madman of Freedom Square’ (Comma Press, £10, 96 pages) and 'The Iraqi Christ' (Comma Press, £10, 144 pages) by Hassan Blasim, translated by Jonathan Wright

Comment(s) 1/8/2015

The Pera Palace and the birth of modern Istanbul

The Pera Palace and the birth of modern Istanbul

FOLDED CORNER - ‘Midnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul’ by Charles King (W.W. Norton, 476 pages, $28)

Comment(s) 12/11/2014

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