World Bulletin/News Desk
The Anadolu Kitap Fuarı (Anatolia Book Fair) kicks off its second edition on Tuesday in the eastern province of Malatya, hosting nearly 270 publishing houses and 130 professionals from Turkey's literary community from April 30 to May 5, the Cihan news agency has reported.
Author Rasim Özdenören will be the fair's guest of honor. Writer-journalists Beşir Ayvazoğlu and Can Dündar, authors Ayşe Kulin, Buket Uzuner and Yavuz Bahadıroğlu are among the lineup of names expected to attend the fair.
Forty-eight question-and-answer sessions and conferences will be held in venues across Malatya as part of the fair.
Writer İdris Gürsoy will deliver a conference titled “Türkiye'nin Demokratikleşme Evreleri” (The phases of democratization in Turkey) on Friday, Mustafa Gürlek will give a lecture on his book “50 Yıllık Sır: Genelkurmay Başkanı Rüştü Erdelhun'un 27 Mayıs Cuntasını Deşifre Eden Günlükleri” (A 50-Year Secret: The Dairies of Former Chief of General Staff Rüştü Erdelhun), which disclosed the details of the May 27, 1960 coup, on Saturday. On the last day of the fair, Ülkü Özel Akagündüz will give a speech on her book titled “Yarim Anadolu” (My beloved, Anatolia).
Nearly 300,000 people visited the fair during its inaugural edition in 2012, according to data obtained from the organizers of the event, the Malatya Municipality and the Malatya Governor's Office.
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