Turkish Writers' Association (TYB) in Istanbul is housing Arabic Book Fair nowadays.
Last year TYB started Arabic Book Fair in Sultanahmet. The fair was a great success for both Turkish readers and Arabic speaking people living in Turkey.
There are more than 2 million refugees in Turkey most of whom speak Arabic. For this reason, Arabic Book Fair is really an important event in Turkey. Refugees from Syria, Iraq and many other countries meet with their culture/literature and art in this fair.
Thousands of people visited the fair last year. The organisation is waiting mcuh more this year.
The fair is hosting more than 50 writers and publishing houses from more than 25 countries.
The fair will be opne until 25th of February.
Edebiyat Haberleri (14.02.2016)
English text by Cihat Albayrak