January 23, 2011

Istanbul lore finds its way into new volume


Like every city in the world, Istanbul has its healthy share of urban legends. Now, many lesser-known stories on Istanbul have been gathered into one book with the publishing of Mehmet Halit Bayri’s archive.

As interesting examples of oral literature compilation, these tales have been translated from Ottoman and rewritten. Enriched by modern drawings, “The Tales of Istanbul” is an indispensable resource in the popular literature of Istanbul.

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