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Saudi wins top Arab fiction award

Saudi wins top Arab fiction award

A Saudi novelist has won the International Prize for Arabic Fiction, becoming the third author in 10 years from the kingdom to grab the Arab world’s most prestigious literary award

Comment(s)4/27/2017

Libraries to keep longer hours

Libraries to keep longer hours

Libraries will remain open for longer hours, Culture and Tourism Minister Nabi Avcı has announced during Turkey’s annual Libraries Week, noting that the extended opening times would first be rolled out in Istanbul.

Comment(s)4/14/2017

INTERVIEW: Mehmet Kurt on Kurdish Hizbullah in southeast Turkey

INTERVIEW: Mehmet Kurt on Kurdish Hizbullah in southeast Turkey

Researcher Mehmet Kurt speaks to the Hürriyet Daily News about his book ‘Kurdish Hizbullah in Turkey: Islamism, Violence and the State’

Comment(s)4/22/2017

Jihad and death

Jihad and death

FOLDED CORNER - ‘Jihad and Death: The Global Appeal of Islamic State’ by Olivier Roy, translated by Cynthia Schoch (Hurst, 130 pages, £16)

Comment(s)4/13/2017

John Freely, ‘the memory of Istanbul,’ passes away aged 90

John Freely, ‘the memory of Istanbul,’ passes away aged 90

John Freely, the well-known author of many history and travel books on Istanbul, Turkey and Greece, passed away on April 20 at age of 90.

Comment(s)4/21/2017

INTERVIEW: Kapka Kassabova on a ‘journey to the edge of Europe’

INTERVIEW: Kapka Kassabova on a ‘journey to the edge of Europe’

Author Kapka Kassabova speaks to HDN about her new book on life on the border between Turkey, Greece and Bulgaria, ‘Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe’

Comment(s)4/8/2017

Kurdish Hizbullah in Turkey

Kurdish Hizbullah in Turkey

FOLDED CORNER - ‘Kurdish Hizbullah in Turkey: Islamism, Violence and the State’ by Mehmet Kurt (Pluto Press, 208 pages, £54)

Comment(s)4/20/2017

Italy beckons for Asterix and Obelix

Italy beckons for Asterix and Obelix

‘Asterix and the Race through Italy,’ the 37th story in a series that has been a global publishing phenomenon for over half a century, will hit the shelves on Oct 19

Comment(s)4/7/2017

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