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Remembering Agatha Christie at ‘Black Week Turkey’ events in Istanbul

Remembering Agatha Christie at ‘Black Week Turkey’ events in Istanbul

One of the world’s oldest luxury hotels, the Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah in Istanbul, will host the “Black Week Turkey” event on Oct. 22-24 in honor of Agatha Christie’s 125th birthday with the attendance of the famous author’s grandson and a number of leading crime fiction authors

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Harper Lee’s new novel big as ‘Harry Potter’

Harper Lee’s new novel big as ‘Harry Potter’

“Go Set a Watchman,” the much-anticipated second novel by “To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper Lee, is the most pre-ordered print title on Amazon.com since the last book in the “Harry Potter” series, Amazon said on July 9.

Comment(s) 7/10/2015

Freemasonry in the Ottoman Empire

Freemasonry in the Ottoman Empire

FOLDED CORNER - ‘Freemasonry in the Ottoman Empire: A History of the Fraternity and its Influence in Syria and the Levant’ by Dorothe Sommer (IB Tauris, 317 pages, £62)

Comment(s) 7/16/2015

Turkey’s Alevis and ‘the reckoning of pluralism’

Turkey’s Alevis and ‘the reckoning of pluralism’

FOLDED CORNER - ‘The Reckoning of Pluralism: Political Belonging and the Demands of History in Turkey’ by Kabir Tambar (Stanford University Press, 232 pages, $25)

Comment(s) 7/9/2015

Oldest Qurans republished in print and digital formats

Oldest Qurans republished in print and digital formats

Facsimiles of the oldest Qurans from the 1st century have been published by IRCICA in both print and digital formats for the first time.

Comment(s) 7/15/2015

Turkey in the Middle Eastern ‘swamp’

Turkey in the Middle Eastern ‘swamp’

FOLDED CORNER - ‘Zeytindağı’/‘Mount of Olives’ by Falih Rıfkı Atay (Pozitif Yayıncılık, 192 pages, 10 TL)

Comment(s) 7/2/2015

Turkish manuscripts returned from US

Turkish manuscripts returned from US

Thanks to a Turkish PhD student’s attention, two stolen manuscripts have been returned to Turkey

Comment(s) 7/14/2015

The Little Prince travels to Turkey

The Little Prince travels to Turkey

If Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the French writer, aviator and the seminal author of the third most-translated book in the world, “Le Petit Prince” (The Little Prince), were to see Turkey seven decades after his death, he would have to sit down on a planet of his own to digest it all

Comment(s) 6/29/2015

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