Last September I posted an entry about a book, called: 'My Istanbul'. Which is published in Dutch only.
Several days ago, Bernard Bouwman, the author of this book messaged me that this book is in translation and will be in Turkish in the Turkish bookstore's next month (read: February 2008).
The sweet and soft ironical tone, the diversity of subjects, and his love but also his critical attitude towards Turkey, make this book worth reading. I am pretty sure that it will be a bestseller. A book about Istanbul/Turkey through the eyes of a Dutchman, who is living in Turkey for 8 years, and who speaks fluent Turkish.
Bernard his book is made up about 50 chapters. All are short stories, interviews with famous Turkish people: politicians, intellectuals, artists. It also painted the fragile social infrastructure of Turkey. In the end, he doesn't make political statements.
The Turkish media will let you when it will be available. I recommend this book to everyone who lives in Istanbul and who are interested in Istanbul. Its fun to read.