1 By visiting the stands of publishers from Turkey at the London Book Fair and by reading the various catalogues, you will have a better idea on the wealth and diversity of literature in Turkey, as well as on our publishing sector. The catalogue contains information on publishing houses and institutes which make up a large share of the publishing sector in Turkey and are all leaders in their respective fields. The aim of this catalogue is to provide you, in a structured manner, with the names of the publishing houses,their profiles, their field of activities, as well as the names and addresses of important contact persons.
2 2 TURKISH PUBLISHERS BOOK TRADE IN TURKEY ZERRİN YILMAZ, AKIN DİRİK The book trade forges links between cultures. In other words, it is the heart and soul of intellectual life and is one of the essential characteristics of any modern country. The reforms in the field of education were one of the first changes that took place after the foundation of the Turkish Republic. The Latin alphabet was introduced and, thanks to a large-scale and comprehensive initiative, the literacy rate was substantially boosted over a short period of time. As the result of the long war of independence, as well as the weakened economic and social system of the Ottoman Empire, a private sector with sufficient financial resources for investments at its disposal did not exist in the young Republic. At the first congress of the publishing sector in 1939, new initiatives and solutions were debated. Despite prevailing ideological differences, the founders of the Republic decided to assign the State with this task. The Ministry of National Education became the most significant publisher and was responsible for printing all national text books. Masters of classic literature were also translated into Turkish and published by the Ministry. Turkey started changing due to new economic policies introduced during the 1980 s. The State s share in the national economy and industry decreased, the obstacles arising from the tariff system were removed, and Turkey opened itself up to international competition. These developments in turn also had a positive effect on the publishing sector and the number of private companies started to increase rapidly. Cooperation between Turkish and international publishers started to develop. The publishing sector in turn started to develop a more modern perspective. New publishing houses were founded and across Turkey new book shops opened. New technological developments in the publishing sector were also introduced on a large scale. In short, the publishing sector experienced a dynamic and rapid development. The Turkish Publishers Association was founded in 1985 with the aim of protecting and representing all the publishers interests. And in 2002 it became a proud member of the International Publishers Association (IPA). The publishers also took further steps in terms of organisational structure and in the years that followed they founded the Association of Press and Publishing, as well as other professional associations. Freedom of thought, of publication, as well as the freedom of expression, are the key principles of the Turkish publishing sector. Current efforts made by the Turkish professional associations have been internationally praised by the IPA as exemplary.
3 3 Publishing Figures In Turkey Total population (2010) (60% above the age of 30) Number of primary and secondary schools Number of colleges Universities 169 (94 state-funded and 52 funded by private foundations) Number of students 18 million - Primary and secondary schools 11 million (8 years) - Colleges (4 years) 4.7 million - Universities 2.4 million Public libraries University libraries (2010) 320 Literacy rate 87.4% Publishing Sector Number of publishing houses (active) Number of bookstores Number of distributors 150 Number of published works (2012) (ISBN figures) Cultural Dialogue Books play an essential role in the shaping of cultural dialogue. This phenomenon connects countries, not only in the material sense, but also intellectually, and this in turn brings them together in friendship and cooperation. Both East and West are equally represented in the Turkish national identity. We know the cultural, geographical, and political characteristics of both cultures and this knowledge is our footing for international dialogue. In order to promote the Turkish language, the Turkish culture and publishing sectors, new projects are initiated such as the newly founded Yunus Emre Institute which is set to carry out similar activities to those of other prominent institutes like the British Council, the Goethe Institute, or the Instituto Cervantes. Furthermore, several publishing houses were supported in a number of countries in the framework of the TEDA Programme, with the aim to present Turkish literature to the world. Closing Remarks By visiting the stands of publishers from Turkey at the LBF and by reading the various catalogues, you will have a better idea on the wealth and diversity of literature in Turkey, as well as on our publishing sector. The catalogue contains information on publishing houses and institutes which make up a large share of the publishing sector in Turkey and are all leaders in their respective fields. The aim of this catalogue is to provide you, in a structured manner, with the names of the publishing houses, their profiles, their field of activities, as well as the names and addresses of important contact persons.
4 The number of publishers in Turkey 8,133 The number of distributors 150 ADA BASIM YAYIN TANITIM ADA PUBLISHING HISTORY: Ada Publishing was founded in It is a subsidiary of Kitapsan. It conducts its business activities under the Kare and Etik publishing brandmarks. The company has, altogether, published 350 books, 300 under the name of Kare publishing and 50 under the name of Etik publishing. Ankara Caddesi No:31/4-5 Cağaloğlu-Istanbul Tel: Fax: FIELD OF ACTIVITY: Educational books, main and supplementary resources for primary and secondary schools and universities. Also children s books. Owner: Ergün Söyümez ISBN Pub. No:
5 5 ADEN YAYINCILIK ADEN PUBLISHERS HISTORY: Founded in 2005 and located in Istanbul. Aden has published over 70 books. FIELD OF ACTIVITY: Turkish literature, children, world and Turkish classics. Serdar Çelik Halil Çelik Alemdar Mah. Ticarethane Sok. No:59/1 Cağaloğlu - Fatih - İSTANBUL Tel: (pbx) Fax: ISBN Pub. No: , , , AGORA Kİ TAPLIĞ I AGORA PUBLISHERS HISTORY: Founded in 2003, Agora's publishing programme includes Turkish and world literature, cultural works, politics, feminist works, cinema. Nearly 300 titles have been published so far. FIELD OF ACTIVITY: Turkish literature, world literature, politics, detective novels, cultural works, philosophy, feminist works, history, cinema, books of letters, photography, drama, travel guides. Editor: Osman Akınhay Kuloğlu Mahallesi Turnacıbaşı Caddesi No:54 Çukurcuma - Beyoğlu - Istanbul Tel: Fax: ISBN Pub. No:
6 6 TURKISH PUBLISHERS AKADEMİ YAYIN AKADEMİ PUBLISHING HISTORY: Founded in 1996, Akademi is a publisher, importer and distributor. Akademi s basic policy is to encourage Turkey s lecturers and artists to publish their knowledge. FIELD OF ACTIVITY: Its publishing programme includes titles in economics, science and engineering. Tunus Caddesi, No:19/ Kavaklıdere-Ankara Owner: Ahmet Deniz Tel: Fax: ISBN Pub. No: AKAŞ A YAYIN DAĞ ITIM AKAŞ A PUBLICATIONS HISTORY: Akaşa Publications has been founded in It s publication purpose is, while the world entering a new age, to serve the rising of the plenetary consciousness, to help the searching humanity to understand it s existence purpose in the highest level, discover it s divine potentials, build a society which is in oneness, unconditional love, understanding and harmony. Lamartin Caddesi, No: 40 Asma Kat Taksim-Istanbul Tel: Fax: ISBN Pub. No: FIELD OF ACTIVITY: Self knowledge, spiritual evolution, development of consciousness, enlightenment, ascension, new age philosophy; metaphysics, spiritual science; mysteries of the universe, the earth and the human, afterlife, galactic civilizations, angels, spiritual healing techniques, creative visualization, meditation, crystals, numerology, feng shui and UFO s. Owners and Managers: A. Ercüment Ayanbaşı, Semra Ayanbaşı
7 7 AKÇAĞ BASIM YAYIM PAZARLAMA AKÇAĞ PRINTING PUBLICATION MARKETING HISTORY: Akçağ was founded in Ankara in It became a registered trademark of the Akçağ Printing Publication Marketing Incorporated Company in In the last 40 years Akçağ has published nearly 1000 titles. FIELD OF ACTIVITY: Turkish literature, educational studies, Turkish language, Turkish cultural studies (for high schools), memoirs, biographies, contemporary world literature, dictionaries. AUTHORITIES Owner: Ahmet Hikmet Ünalmış Director: Oğuz Ünalmış Editor: Ahmet Tülek Tuna Caddesi, No: 8/1, Kızılay-Ankara Tel: Fax: ISBN Pub. No: ALEF YAYINEVİ ALEF PUBLISHING HOUSE HISTORY: Alef publishing house was founded in It has published more than 20 books of contemporary Turkish and world literature and key texts in the field of political and philosophical thought, as well as in the humanities. In 2007 it began publishing 3 magazines and children s literature. FIELD OF ACTIVITY: Comtemporary Turkish and world literature, key political texts, philosophy, sociology, psychoanalisis, literary criticism, children s literature. Editor: Çiçek Kılıç Asmalımescit, Sofyalı Sokak, Paşa İş Hanı No:2 Kat:3 D:5, Beyoğlu-Istanbul Tel: Fax: ISBN Pub. No:
8 8 TURKISH PUBLISHERS ALFA BASIM YAYIM DAĞ ITIM ALFA PUBLISHING DISTRIBUTIONS HISTORY: Founded in 1987, Bayrak Printing house was institutionalised in 1990 under the name of ALFA Publishing Distributions. ALFA wishes to become the biggest and leading publishing firm at national level and to be able to conduct business at an international level thanks to its modern outlook. Ticarethane Sokak, No: Cağaloğlu-Istanbul Tel: Fax: FIELD OF ACTIVITY: Computers, psychology, self-help, politics, sociology, philosophy, culture, literary, economics, business and management, finance, accounting, medicine and health, engineering, law, language, dictionaries, university text books and reference books. AUTHORITIES Owner: M. Faruk Bayrak Director and Editor: Rana Gürtuna ISBN Pub. No: ALİ O Ğ LU YAYINEVİ ALİ O Ğ LU PUBLISHING HOUSE HISTORY: Founded in 1978, Alioğlu publishing house has published more than 150 books for children and teenagers. Alioğlu s publishing list includes original stories and novels with special focus on Turkish cultural values. FIELD OF ACTIVITY: Children s literature, poetry, novel, short story, history. Çatalçeşme Sokak, Üretmen İş Hanı No:29/11, Cağaloğlu-Istanbul Editor: Remzi Alioğlu Tel: Fax: ISBN Pub. No:
9 9 ALTIN Kİ TAPLAR YAYINEVİ ALTIN Kİ TAPLAR PUBLISHING HISTORY: Founded in 1959, Altın Kitaplar marks a very important milestone in the field of Turkish publishing, and will continue to contribute to Turkish literary life thanks to the works of many famous foreign and local authors. FIELD OF ACTIVITY: Best-selling fiction and non-fiction, children's books, illustrated children's books, school text books, supplementary school text books, dictionaries and atlases. Editors in chief: Batu Bozkurt, Erden Heper Editor, Foreign Rights: Oya Alpar Göztepe Mah. Kazım Karabekir Cad. 32 Mahmutbey Bağcılar-Istanbul Tel: Fax: ISBN Pub. No: / ANAHTAR Kİ TAPLAR YAYINEVİ ANAHTAR Kİ TAPLAR PUBLISHING HOUSE HISTORY: Anahtar Kitaplar was founded by Mehmet Atay in 1991, and as its name in Turkish implies, it publishes "key" books on many different subjects. FIELD OF ACTIVITY: Philosophy, politics and society, strategy, management, biography, research and analysis, dictionaries, memoirs, urban planning and the environment, nature and health. General Coordinator: Taylan Atay Çatalçeşme Sokak, No:54 Kat:2 D: Cağaloğlu-Istanbul Tel: Fax: ISBN Pub. No:
10 10 TURKISH PUBLISHERS ANI YAYINCILIK ANI PUBLISHING HISTORY: It was established in Ankara, 1993; has been active in academic publishing and IT for roughly 23 years with more than 450 titles so far. FIELD OF ACTIVITY: Academic publishing, education, pre-school education, language literature, sociology, psychology, history, personal development, academic periodical publishing. Kızılırmak Sokak, No:10/A Kızılay-Ankara Coordinator: Özer Daşcan Tel: Fax: ISBN Pub. No: APOLLON YAYINCILIK APOLLON PUBLISHING HISTORY: Apollon Publishing is established by Turkish author Hilmi Köksal Alişanoğlu and his family in Istanbul on May, The company aims to publish and translate fiction and non fiction books, as well as children and youth books.the company has published 35 books by June, FIELD OF ACTIVITY: Fiction, non-fiction, psychology, memoirs. Vişne 1 Mah. 7. Cad. No 28 Zekeriyaköy/Istanbul Hilmi Köksal Alişanoğlu, Doğan Alişanoğlu, Leyla Alişanoğlu Tel: Fax: ISBN Pub. No:
11 11 APRIL YAYINCILIK APRIL PUBLISHING HOUSE HISTORY: The April Publishing House, a conglomerate based in Ankara and Istanbul, founded in Mainly interested and have published commercial novels and modern literature as well as modern Turkish literature. FIELD OF ACTIVITY: Publishing fiction and non-fiction books. Manager: Ali Barbaros Solmaz Editor in Chief: Kemal Egemen İpek Editor and Foreign Rights Manager: Nazlı Berivan Ak Tarık Zafer Tunaya Sokak Öniz Apt. 21/3 Beyoğlu /Istanbul Tel: Fax: ISBN Pub.No ARAS YAYINCILIK ARAS PUBLISHING HISTORY: Founded in Istanbul in 1993, Aras soon came to be recognised as a window into Armenian literature and culture. With its Turkish and Armenian books, it has now established itself as one of the few publishing houses producing works in two languages. FIELD OF ACTIVITY: Armenian literature, history and culture. Modern Armenian translations and Turkish works of contemporary Armenian authors. Editor: Paylina Tomasyan İstiklal Cad. Hıdivyal Palas, No:231/zemin Tünel Beyoğlu-Istanbul Tel: Fax: ISBN Pub. No:
12 12 TURKISH PUBLISHERS ARI SANAT YAYINEVİ ARI SANAT PUBLISHING HISTORY: It began its publishing life with the slogan The source of national and moral culture in Besides holding high principles in all areas of its publishing activity, it also markets foreign rights. FIELD OF ACTIVITY: Literature, philosophy, history, poetry, art, research, religion, education, memoirs, biography. Çatalçeşme Sokak, No:19/1 D.3 Cağaloğlu-Istanbul Owner-Editor: Aydın Coşkun Tel: Fax: ISBN Pub. No: ARITAN YAYIN EVİ ARITAN PUBLISHING HOUSE HISTORY: Arıtan Publishing celebrated 31 st year in FIELD OF ACTIVITY: Holistic, Personal Evolution, Business Administration, Personal Development. Owner: L. Aydın Arıtan Litros yolu 2. Matbaacılar Sitesi A Blok Kat. 6 No: 4NA6 Topkapı / Istanbul Tel: Fax: aritanyayinevi.com ISBN Pub. No:
13 13 ARKADAŞ YAYINCILIK ARKADAŞ PUBLISHING HISTORY: Founded in 1980, Arkadaş is the only authorised publisher of Microsoft Press books in Turkey and authorised replicator for Microsoft software products. Arkadaş is among the leaders in the industry with more than 50 publishing houses worldwide and over 650 titles published. FIELD OF ACTIVITY: Broad publishing programme including fiction and non-fiction titles as well as computer books, children books. General Manager: Cumhur Özdemir Publishing Editor: Zeynep Kopuzlu, Mine Çevik, A.Gazi Vural, Boğaç Erkan. Yuva Mahallesi, Sokak No:4 Yenimahalle-Ankara Tel: Fax: ISBN Pub. No: ARKEOLOJİ VE SANAT YAYINLARI ARCHEOLOGY & ART PUBLICATIONS HISTORY: Founded in 1978, the primary goal of Archeology and Art Publications is to provide current, in-depth information on all aspects of Anatolian archeology, history and art. FIELD OF ACTIVITY: Book and journal publishing, archeology, history, history of art, travel books, maps, coloring books for children, history of architecture and the Archeology and Art Magazine. Owner and Editor: M. Nezih Başgelen Hayriye Caddesi, Cezayir Sokak No:5/ Beyoğlu-Istanbul Tel: Fax: ISBN Pub. No:
14 14 TURKISH PUBLISHERS ARTEMİ S YAYINLARI ARTEMIS PUBLICATIONS HISTORY: Founded in 2005, Artemis Publications is a leading brand which has published more than 600 books until now. FIELD OF ACTIVITY: Historical fiction, historical romance, women s fiction, romantic comedy, crime, literary fiction, young adult books, children s books, fantasy novels, self-improvement books. Caferağa Mah. Moda Mektebi Sk. No.23/4 Körfez Apt. Moda Kadıköy / Istanbul Publishing Director: Ilgın Sönmez Toydemir Tel: Fax: ISBN Pub. No ARTI YAYIN DAĞ ITIM ARTI PUBLICATION DISTRIBUTION HISTORY: Artı Publication Distribution which began the publishing with Pozitif Publication in 2000 is founded in Beside Pozitif Publication, it has appeared in publishing area with Feniks Book which is founded Has published more than 100 books until now. Alemdar Mah. Çatalçeşme Sk. Çatalçeşme Han 25/2 Cağaloğlu / Istanbul Tel: Fax: FIELD OF ACTIVITY: History, antologies, philosophy, politics, theatre, pedology, literature, crime, chick lit, historical romance, thriller. Owner: Dursun Çimen ISBN Pub.No.:
15 15 ATATÜRK ARAŞ TIRMA MERKEZİ BAŞ KANLIĞ I ATATÜRK RESEARCH CENTRE PRESIDENCY HISTORY: Founded as a state institution in 1983, The Presidency of the Atatürk Research Centre is a dependent body of the Atatürk Supreme Council for Culture, Language and History which aims at carrying out scholarly research. FIELD OF ACTIVITY: The objectives of the Centre are promoting, disseminating and publishing Atatürk s concepts, principles and reforms, as well as conducting research in the areas of Turkish culture, history and language. President of Atatürk Research Centre: Prof. Dr. Cezmi Eraslan General Secretary: Mustafa Cöhce Ziyabey Caddesi, No: Balgat-Ankara Tel: Fax: ISBN Pub. No: ATATÜRK KÜLTÜR MERKEZİ BAŞ KANLIĞ I ATATÜRK CULTURE CENTRE PRESIDENCY HISTORY: Founded in 1983, the objective of the Atatürk Culture Centre is to conduct scientific studies and research which it disseminates and publishes under the direction of Atatürk s Principles and the Revolution and Atatürk s Ideas. FIELD OF ACTIVITY: The Atatürk Culture Centre as an academic institution, with a scientific board of specialists, carries out activities such as publications, conferences, national and international knowledge fests and has published 200 books. On the behalf of Atatürk Culture Centre President: Prof. Dr. Osman Horata General Secretary and Editor: İmran Baba Ziyabey Caddesi, No: Balgat-Ankara Tel: Fax: ISBN Pub. No:
16 16 TURKISH PUBLISHERS ATP ARAŞ TIRMA TANITIM PAZARLAMA ATP PUBLISHING HISTORY: Founded in 1995, its main focus is children s books and pre-school books. FIELD OF ACTIVITY: Children s books, 0-14 ages. Coordinator: Davut Mülayim İSTOÇ 16. Ada No:103 Mahmutköy-Istanbul Tel: Fax: ISBN Pub. No: AVRUPA TIP Kİ TAPÇILIK EUROPE MEDICAL BOOKSHOP & PUBLISHING HISTORY: Avrupa Tıp was founded in 1973, Avrupa Tıp has give stores in the biggest cities of Turkey, also Avrupa Tıp has more than 600 publications. FIELD OF ACTIVITY: Turkish and foreign language medical scientific and general books & journals. Yeniköy Bağlar Mevkii Nuripaşa Caddesi No: 75/D Yeniköy-Istanbul President: Ömer Metinyurt Director: M. Özkan Metinyurt Tel: Fax: ISBN Pub. No:
17 17 AYKIRI YAYINCILIK AYKIRI PUBLISHING HISTORY: Founded in 1998, Aykırı had published more than two hundred books by August FIELD OF ACTIVITY: Both fiction and non-fiction, mainly history, research studies and biography. Owners: Nil Gün, Saim Koç Editor: Seyfi Öngider Coordinator: Gülşen Ülker Fener Kalamış Cad. Sinan Apt. No:93/7 Fenerbahçe, Kadıköy-Istanbul Tel: Fax: ISBN Pub. No: AYRINTI YAYINLARI AYRINTI PUBLISHING HISTORY: Founded in 1987, Ayrıntı has published over 600 fiction and non-fiction books and issued series of literature, studies, history, crime fiction as well as intellectually challenging titles. FIELD OF ACTIVITY: Fiction, non-fiction, history and children s books. Director: Hasan Basri Çıplak Cemal Nadir Sokak No:3 Eminönü-Istanbul Tel: Fax: ISBN Pub. No:
18 18 TURKISH PUBLISHERS BABEK YAYIN BABEK PUBLISHING HISTORY: Founded in 2005, Babek Publishing will collectively publish the books of Muzaffer Oruçoğlu in the All of Muzaffer Oruçoğlu Production Series which have been previously printed by different publishers, and the new books which are ready to be published. FIELD OF ACTIVITY: Novels, poetry, essays, women s rights, articles. Ankara Cad. Güncer Han. No:45/8 Cağaloğlu-Istanbul Tel: Fax: Authority: Ayhan Oruçoğlu ISBN Pub. No: BABIALİ KÜLTÜR YAYINCILIĞ I BABIALİ CULTURE PUBLISHING HISTORY: Founded 13 November 1999, Babıali Kültür Yayıncılığı started publishing books in June The quality of the work is the primary criteria for all of its activities. FIELD OF ACTIVITY: History, education, memoirs, research, management, marketing, fiction, poetry, sports, science, religion and children. 29 Ekim Caddesi, No:23/ Yenibosna-Istanbul Tel: Fax: Chairman of the Board: Rahim Er Coordinator: Murat Tazegül ISBN Pub. No:
19 19 BABİ L YAYINLARI BABİ L PUBLISHING HISTORY: Founded under the authority of Seyhan Muzik Ltd. in 2000, Babil Yayınları has been publishing books for 11 years, including series and literature in most areas. FIELD OF ACTIVITY: Mainly focussing on academic works and oral history, Babil Yayınları is interested in all fields of the social sciences and all areas of literature. Editor in Chief: Mehmet Altun Caferağa Mahallesi Muvakkithane Sokak No:1/A Kadıköy-Istanbul Tel: Fax: ISBN Pub. No: BAHÇEŞ EHİ R ÜNİ VERSİ TESİ YAYINLARI BAHÇEŞ EHİ R UNIVERSITY PUBLICATIONS HISTORY: Founded in 1998, Bahçeşehir University Publications publishes books in a wide variety of genres ranging from architecture to law, international relations to history and computer sciences to academic research. FIELDS OF ACTIVITY: Essays, studies, books on different topics such as international relations, history, web design, architecture, law, economics, research books which are written with academic perspective. AUTHORITIES On behalf of Uğur Publishing: Ömer Yücel General Manager: Erdal Çalış Assistant General Manager: Hande Alpay Çırağan Cad. Osmanpaşa Mektebi Sok. No:4-6, Beşiktaş-Istanbul Tel: Fax: ISBN Pub. No:
20 20 TURKISH PUBLISHERS BARIŞ İ LHAN YAYINEVİ & DANIŞ MANLIK BARIŞ İ LHAN PUBLISHING HISTORY: Founded in 1997 with the goal of introducing modern and psychological astrology. It also publishes related psychology books and has issued 80 books. FIELD OF ACTIVITY: Astrology, psychology and books promoting spiritual growth, symbolism. Av. Süreyya Ağaoğlu Sokak Ceren Apt. No:20/ Teşvikiye-Istanbul Owner: Barış İlhan Tel: Fax: ISBN Pub. No: BASIN YAYIN Bİ RLİĞİ ASSOCIATION OF PRESS AND PUBLISHING HISTORY: APP was founded in 1991 and has 200 members. Its aim is to encourage the Turkish population s interest in culture, art and literature. Binbirdirek Mah. Dostluk Yurdu Sok. Yeşil Apt. No:1 Kat:1 Daire:3 Sultanahmet / Fatih / Istanbul Tel: Fax: FIELD OF ACTIVITY: Promoting the publishing profession, solving their members problems, working collectively with governmental and civil organisations; encouraging reading habits, fostering the Turkish population s interest in culture, art and literature. President: Münir Üstün Vice President: Mustafa Doğru, Melike Günyüz General Secretary: Alpaslan Durmuş
21 21 BAŞ ARI YAYIMCILIK BAŞ ARI PUBLICATION HISTORY: Started its publishing business in 1991 with Başarı journals, Başarı still prints school, reference and children s books. FIELD OF ACTIVITY: School books, reference books and children s books. Director: Tekin Can Çetin Editor: Ayşe Çetin Mollafenari Sokak No:35/2 Cağaloğlu-Istanbul Tel: Fax: ISBN Pub. No: BAŞ BAKANLIK BASIN-YAYIN VE ENF. GEN.MÜD. DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF PRESS & INFORMATION HISTORY: Founded on June 7, 1920, under the directives of Atatürk and in conjunction with Law No. 6, the target of the Directorate General of Press and Informatıon is to promote public opinion at home and abroad in line with the best interests of the nation. FIELD OF ACTIVITY: According to the annual programme, the Directorate General of Press and Information issues various publications which promote Turkey from every standpoint and distributes a selection of publications purchased from other institutions. General Director: Murat Karakaya Head of Press and Publications Department: Bahattin Akyön Director of the Publications Department: Cemal Yılmaz Ceyhun Atıf Kansu Caddesi No:122 Balgat-Ankara Tel: Fax: ISBN Pub. No:
22 22 TURKISH PUBLISHERS BELGE ULUSLARARASI YAYINCILIK BELGE INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATION HISTORY: Established in 1977, Belge International holds the principle of opposing any type of taboo. It has never given up its understanding of freedom of thought during the course of its 30 year long business life. FIELD OF ACTIVITY: Politics, economics, philosophy and human rights. The Mare Nostrum series includes literary books that reflect our cosmopolitan lifestyles. Divanyolu Caddesi, 15/1 Sultanahmet-Istanbul Tel: Fax: Owner: Ragıp Zarakolu Editor: Deniz Zarakolu ISBN Pub. No: BENCEKİ TAP YAYINLARI BENCEKITAP PUBLISHING HISTORY: Bencekitap Publishing was founded in 2007, in Ankara. It has published over 130 fiction books since It mostly focuses on publishing literal novels, short stories and poetry. And by 2012, Bencekitap has started to publish prestigious translated books from contemporary world literature to bring qualified and valuable books in Turkish. Selanik Caddesi 28/18 Kızılay/ Ankara- Turkey Executive Editor: Ceyda Pırıl Köstem Editor: Didem Yıldırım Tel: Fax: ISBN Pub. No:
23 23 BERFİ N BASIN YAYIN BERFİ N PUBLISHING HISTORY: Founded in 1992, Berfin Publishing, which advocates socialism and states education and awareness building as its mission, has published more than 450 books. FIELD OF ACTIVITY: Cultural and fictional books, journal publication. Berfin/spring monthly journal. Owner and Publishing Director: İsmet Arslan Cağaloğlu Yokuşu, Evren Han No:29 Kat:3/62, Cağaloğlu-Istanbul Tel: Fax: ISBN Pub. No: ; (Kora Yayın) BEST YAYINEVİ BEST PUBLISHING HISTORY: Founded in 1991, Best was a distributor of imported English Language Teaching books until In 2001, Best began printing English Language Teaching books in Turkey. FIELD OF ACTIVITY: Educational books and dictionaries that are printed in Turkey and are therefore lower priced than imported books. Owner: Hüsnü Karanfil Directors: Hüsnü Karanfil, Hülya Karanfil Editor: John Dyson İstiklal Caddesi, No:178/1, Tünel Beyoğlu-Istanbul Tel: Fax: ISBN Pub. No: