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Kyrgyz writer Aitmatov honored with a monument

Kyrgyz writer Aitmatov honored with a monument

The memory of late Kyrgyz writer Chingiz Aitmatov was honored in Ankara as Kyrgyzstan’s president and senior governmental officials from Turkey attended the opening of monument.

Comment(s) 6/4/2014

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

The poet who 'sang of freedom,' Maya Angelou, passes away

The poet who 'sang of freedom,' Maya Angelou, passes away

American author and poet Maya Angelou, whose memoir 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings' earned her international acclaim with its unflinching account of rape and racism in the segregated South, died at age 86.

Comment(s) 5/29/2014

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

The Gülen movement’s ‘House of Service’

The Gülen movement’s ‘House of Service’

FOLDED CORNER - ‘The House of Service: The Gülen Movement and Islam’s Third Way’ by David Tittensor (Oxford University Press, $49, 272 pages)

Comment(s) 5/29/2014

Cyprus: A Modern History

Cyprus: A Modern History

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

Comment(s) 5/8/2014

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

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