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Quran manuscript sold by Christie’s

Quran manuscript sold by Christie’s

A Quran manuscript, written by Mahmut Celaleddin in the second half of the 18th century and owned by Sultan Abdulaziz, was sold for 540,000 pounds at the Islamic artworks auction, which was held on Oct. 8 in London by Christie’s.

Comment(s)10/9/2015

‘A Strangeness in My Mind’ by Orhan Pamuk

‘A Strangeness in My Mind’ by Orhan Pamuk

FOLDED CORNER - ‘A Strangeness in My Mind’ by Orhan Pamuk, translated by Ekin Oklap (Faber £20/Knopf $28, 624 pages)

Comment(s)10/1/2015

Svetlana Alexievich of Belarus wins Nobel literature prize

Svetlana Alexievich of Belarus wins Nobel literature prize

Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize in literature Oct. 8 for works that the prize judges called "a monument to suffering and courage."

Comment(s)10/8/2015

Rare books at Istanbul Bibliopole Festival

Rare books at Istanbul Bibliopole Festival

Bibliopoles from across Turkey have gathered at the 9th Beyoğlu Bibliopole Festival in Istanbul, offering rare and old books, magazines and posters to visitors.

Comment(s)9/25/2015

Ahmet Ağaoğlu and the genealogy of liberalism in Turkey

Ahmet Ağaoğlu and the genealogy of liberalism in Turkey

FOLDED CORNER - Ahmet Ağaoğlu and the Genealogy of Liberalism in Turkey’ by H. Ozan Özavcı (Brill, 269 pages, $141)

Comment(s)10/8/2015

‘Little Prince’ books in Istanbul

‘Little Prince’ books in Istanbul

Fans of one of the best known novels in the world, Antoine de Saint Exupery’s “Le Petit Prince” (The Little Prince), will have a chance to engage with the book in a new exhibition in Istanbul.

Comment(s)9/21/2015

Iran threatens boycott over Rushdie's book fair invite

Iran threatens boycott over Rushdie's book fair invite

Iran has threatened to boycott next week's Frankfurt Book Fair because organisers have invited the author Salman Rushdie, who still has a fatwa against him, as a guest speaker.

Comment(s)10/6/2015

Orhan Pamuk receives Erdal Öz literary prize in Istanbul

Orhan Pamuk receives Erdal Öz literary prize in Istanbul

Novelist Orhan Pamuk was presented with this year’s Erdal Öz Literature Prize at a special ceremony

Comment(s)9/17/2015

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