As Turkish Literature Abroad Center (TURLA/YATEDAM), we have started our activities in 2017 as a project of Association of Press and Publishing with the funding of İSTKA www.istka.org.tr . This year TURLA is funded by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality www.ibb.istanbul and Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism www.kultur.gov.tr .
TURLA aims to promote Turkish literature, create a network between local and international publishers, and give consulting services for our publishers to support their development internationally. We have prepared 3 catalogues; namely the collective fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books catalogues to represent 61 publishers from Turkey. We have participated in 6 international book fairs in 2017: London, Bologna, Abu Dhabi, Seoul, Frankfurt and Sharjah. In 2018, we will attend the fairs in London, Bologna, Kuala Lumpur, Sao Paolo, Indonesia, Frankfurt and Guadalajara. We are meeting with international publishers as well as publishing representatives to create a network and to discuss cooperation opportunities.
In 2017, we held meetings with more than 800 international publishers from 68 countries. And through us, our publishers signed 378 preliminary contracts with foreign publishers. We have arranged workshops for our publishers covering the topics such as International Markets, How to Attend International Book Fairs, and International Copyright Agreements. We have prepared an “International Publishing Markets Report” for our publishers. In 2018, we continue to promote Turkish literature internationally as well as planning projects such as the projects for national illustration representation on international platforms to promote Turkish publishing.
For more information:www.yatedam.org
Co-Directors: Gamze Erentürk: email@example.com
Beste Bal: firstname.lastname@example.org