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Orhan Pamuk makes Man Booker International shortlist

Orhan Pamuk makes Man Booker International shortlist

“A Strangeness in My Mind” by Turkey’s Nobel laureate writer Orhan Pamuk is among the six books shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize for literature announced on April 14

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Defence Against the Dark Arts: UK spies guarded against Harry Potter leak

Defence Against the Dark Arts: UK spies guarded against Harry Potter leak

Usually concerned with top secret matters affecting national security, Britain's eavesdropping spy agency GCHQ was also on the lookout for leaks of a yet-to-be-published Harry Potter book, its publisher has revealed

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The fall of the Turkish model

The fall of the Turkish model

FOLDED CORNER - ‘The Fall of the Turkish Model: How the Arab Uprisings Brought Down Islamic Liberalism’ by Cihan Tuğal (Verso, £20, 304 pages)

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Postcards of Turkish-Armenian history

Postcards of Turkish-Armenian history

The Tophane-i Amire Culture and Arts Center is hosting an exhibition that sheds light on common culture of Turks and Armenians in history with postcards from the Orlando Carlo Calumeno Collection

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In historical fiction, top-selling Turkish writer offers modern critique

In historical fiction, top-selling Turkish writer offers modern critique

Ahmet Ümit offers a blistering critique of modern Turkey through a fictional lens in his latest historical mystery, ‘Farewell, My Beautiful Motherland’

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Rowling's 'Harry Potter' chair sells for bewitching $394,000

Rowling's 'Harry Potter' chair sells for bewitching $394,000

A wooden chair used by J.K. Rowling when she wrote her first two "Harry Potter" books has sold for $394,000 at a New York auction - more than eight times its opening bid

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Poetry days in Istanbul

Poetry days in Istanbul

The 2nd International Üsküdar Poetry Festival, which kicked off on April 9, is continuing with a total of 33 poets from 16 countries sharing their art with audiences at different locations and streets in Istanbul’s Üsküdar neighborhood

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Shakespeare First Folio discovered on island

Shakespeare First Folio discovered on island

A new William Shakespeare First Folio, part of the original collection of 36 plays published in 1623, has been discovered on a Scottish island, the University of Oxford said April 7

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