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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

Comment(s)4/11/2016

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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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

Comment(s)4/10/2016

‘Syria Burning’ by Charles Glass

‘Syria Burning’ by Charles Glass

FOLDED CORNER - ‘Syria Burning: A Short History of a Catastrophe’ by Charles Glass (Verso, 192 pages, £9)

Comment(s)4/7/2016

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

Comment(s)4/8/2016

Istanbul’s first Arabic bookstore anchors Syrian refugees

Istanbul’s first Arabic bookstore anchors Syrian refugees

Istanbul’s first Arabic bookstore, Pages Bookstore Café, is a bridge between Syrians, Turks and foreigners who visit the city

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