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Orhan Kemal Museum: The 20th-century Turkish author Orhan Kemal's book “The Idle Years” has just been republished in English, so now might be a good time to drop in on the museum in Akarsu Yokuşu in Cihangir, which comes attached to a replica of the İkbal Kahvesi, once a popular literary hangout in Nuruosmaniye near the Kapalı Çarşı that has since been torn down.
It contains a complete set of first editions of his books and a mock-up of the room in which he used to work as well as some interesting photographs of Kemal with other literary greats, including Nazım Hikmet, with whom he spent time in prison in Bursa.Open whenever the İkbal's doors are.

For the memory of Orhan Kemal who shed light on the Turkish Near History, his house was turned into a museum by the contributions of Orhan Kemal Culture and Art Coordination. In the museum the photos of Orhan Kemal, his first pressed books, his books pressed in foreign languages, studying room, personal goods and clothes are exhibited.

Museum Admission Fee Required  

           Address : Akarsu caddesi No:30 Cihangir 34433  İstanbul

           For further information;
           Phone : +90 (212) 292 92 45  - +90 (212) 292 12 13
           Fax     : +90 (212) 243 67 82 ... 



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