A Brief Note on Alphabet Reform in Turkey

In Turkey, you can see examples of writing from the past everywhere. However, most people cannot read them because these writings on fountains, mosques and doors are written using a different alphabet than the one used today in Turkey. This old alphabet consists of Arabic letters with some additional...

In the Realm of Letters

HURUFISM (Hurûfîlik) by Ömer Tecimer Plan B, 226 pp., 2008, ISBN: 978-975-8723-19-5 LA, A SYLLABLE OF ETERNITY (Lâ: Sonsuzluk Hecesi) by Nazan Bekiroğlu Timaş Publications, 384 pp., 2009, 978-975-263-851-8 BALEYBELEN by Mustafa Koç Klasik, 747 pp., 2005, 978-975-8740-35-1 From the...

Once Upon a Time, Two Children in Hattusha…

PATTIYA AND PALLILI THE HITITIAN (Hititli Pattiya ile Pallili) Author: Gürol Sözen – Illustration: Gözde Bitir S. Can Children, 64 pp., 2008, ISBN: 978-975-07-1018-6 A lyrical narration of an age of earth colour, Pattiya and Pallili the Hititian was written by artist, author and art historian Gürol...

Remembering the Past, Understanding the Present

Foreign Capital in the Ottoman State: 1854-1914 (Osmanlı Devleti’nde Yabancı Sermaye: 1854-1914) by V. Necla Geyikdağı Hil Publications, 247 pp., 2008, ISBN: 978-975-7638-35-3 Globalization, Economic Policies and Growth from the Ottomans to the Republic (Osmanlıdan Cumhuriyete Küreselleşme,...

A Life Searching the Truth: Uğur Mumcu

The Furniture Case (Mobilya Dosyası) um:ag Foundation Publications, 279 pp., 2006, ISBN: 978-975-8084-28-9 The KURDISH REPORT (Kürt Dosyası) um:ag Foundation Publications, 107 pp., 2007, ISBN: 978-975-8084-17-3 The Pope, The Mafia, Ağca (Papa Mafya Ağca) um:ag Foundation Publications, 333 pp.,...

Ottoman Jews Visualised

JEWISH COSTUMES IN THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE (Osmanlı’da Yahudi Kıyafetleri) edited by Silvyo Ovadya Gözlem, 162 pp., 2001, ISBN: 978-975-7304-51-7 Jews started immigrating to the Ottoman Empire in the late 16th century. These Sephardi populations from Spain and Portugal were placed in various cities...

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