Books - Part 19

posted by mh on 2007/07/18 11:37

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Last week the Municipality of Greater Istanbul has announced its decision to publish a journal about culture and art in Istanbul, in Turkish and English, and with a circulation of 10,000. The title (and this no joke): “1453 İstanbul Kültür ve Sanat Dergisi” (1453 İstanbul Journal of Culture and Art). [1453 is the date of the Ottoman conquest of Byzantine Constantinople.] The explanation: "We named it ‘1453’ because this is the date when languages and religions started living together [in İstanbul]." Do we really need to comment? You can purchase "1453" (or not) online or at Istanbul Kitapcisi on Istiklal Caddesi for around 7EU. (Sources: 1,2)

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