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Impossible not to criticize Turkish government, Nobel laureate Pamuk says

Impossible not to criticize Turkish government, Nobel laureate Pamuk says

Orhan Pamuk has denounced the negligence of officials over last week’s mining disaster in Soma, adding that it is impossible not to criticize the government over its restrictions on freedom of speech.

Comment(s) 5/22/2014

‘Farewell to Salonica’

‘Farewell to Salonica’

FOLDED CORNER - ‘Farewell to Salonica: City at the Crossroads’ by Leon Sciaky (Haus Books, $25, 262 pages)

Comment(s) 5/1/2014

An Armenian stroll through 19th century Istanbul

An Armenian stroll through 19th century Istanbul

'Istanbul Mahallelerinde Bir Gezinti’ (A Trip through Istanbul’s Neighborhoods) by Hagop Baronyan, trans. P. Hilda Teller Babek

Comment(s) 5/15/2014

French auction house pulls 'Mein Kampf' sale after protests

French auction house pulls 'Mein Kampf' sale after protests

French auction house Pierre Berg & Associs said Wednesday it has withdrawn from sale a rare first edition of Hitler's "Mein Kampf" following a protest from a Jewish watchdog body.

Comment(s) 5/7/2014

İzmir's National Library pushes its limits

İzmir's National Library pushes its limits

The National Library of İzmir needs more space because the number of its books exceeds 1 million. The current library building may become a book museum

Comment(s) 5/9/2014

Islamist intellectuals in modern Turkey

Islamist intellectuals in modern Turkey

‘Muslims in Modern Turkey: Kemalism, Modernism and the Revolt of the Islamist Intellectuals’ by Sena Karasipahi (I.B. Tauris, $30, 247 pages)

Comment(s) 4/24/2014

Cyprus: A Modern History

Cyprus: A Modern History

FOLDED CORNER - ‘Cyprus: A Modern History’ by William Mallinson

Comment(s) 5/8/2014

Turkey's first beach library opens in Fethiye park

Turkey's first beach library opens in Fethiye park

The beach library, which is the first one in Turkey, has opened in Kumburnu Nature Park in the western province of Muğla’s town of Fethiye.

Comment(s) 4/23/2014

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