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The Istanbul Tanpınar Literature Festival

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    05/04/2014 to 05/08/2014
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The Istanbul Tanpınar Literature Festival (ITEF) is an annual forum for followers of Turkish and international literature. Since 2009 writers, publishers, critics, translators, and members of the press from around the world have had the opportunity each autumn to meet, discuss and exchange ideas, and discover the rich literary voices of today's Turkey.

There is a clear literary international interest in Turkish literature in recent years. Orhan Pamuk received the Nobel Prize for Literature, Turkey was the Guest Country at the Frankfurt Book Fair, 2009 was declared Turkish Year in France, and in 2010 Istanbul was the European Capital of Culture. These developments are being watched closely by the literature community both within and outside the country.



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