November 11, 2011

Literature Shines in its Newly Opened Museums

Alay Köşkü (Procession Kiosk), which is situated within Topkapı Palace’s walls, is preparing to become the Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar Museum and Library. The museum will open Nov. 12 with the participation of Culture Minister Ertuğrul Günay. It was organized within the framework of a project by the Culture and Tourism Ministry.


The Procession Kiosk is a structure next to Gülhane Park in Istanbul and served as a building for the Ottoman Padishah. It is located in close proximity to the Sublime Port.

“In Istanbul’s Procession Kiosk, visitors will have the opportunity to discover all the objects, manuscripts and original translations of Ahmet Hamid Tanpınar’s works,” said Onur Bilge Kula, Culture and Tourism Ministry publishing manager.

The library also will serve as an archive for Ottoman-era magazines that focused on art and aesthetics, and will feature translated books and texts.

There will be works and sculptures of famous writers of Turkey such as Orhan Pamuk, Yahya Kemal, Necip Fazıl Kısakürek, Nedim and Nazım Hikmet.

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