By Esmahan Aykol
"What issues is that [Esmahan] Aykol makes use of the style to inform us a bit extra in regards to the global than we’re used to listening to from extra advertisement writers."Newsday
"A very good novel approximately Istanbul. The Turkish lifestyle, prejudices, males, politics, corruptionEsmahan Aykol writes approximately these types of with a mild and funny touch."Petros Markaris, writer of Che devoted Suicide and Zone Defence
"Bubbling with hedonism, enthusiasm, love of lifestyles and books, this could be needed examining for these holidaying in Turkey, viewers to Istanbul, and enthusiasts of crime novels."Hamburger Abendblatt
This debut by means of a tender Turkish lady novelist is decided in her cherished Istanbul. The heroine, Kati Hirschel, is a foreigner and proud proprietor of the one secret bookstore on the town. while the director of a movie starring an old-fashioned pal is located murdered in his resort room, Kati can't withstand the temptation to begin her personal maverick research. in the end, her good friend Petra is the police's important suspect, and studying all these detective novels should have taught Kati something.
This suspenseful story of homicide encompasses a heroine who's humorous, feisty and undresses males in her brain extra usually than she would favor. It makes use of humor, social observation, or even erotic fable to reveal Western prejudices approximately Turkey, in addition to Turkish stereotyping of different Europeans.
Esmahan Aykol was once born in 1970 in Edirne, Turkey. She was once a journalist for a couple of Turkish courses and radio stations. After a stint as a bartender she became to fiction writing. Hotel Bosphorus is her first novel and may be by way of others that includes Kati Hirschel.
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2 April, 10 May 1950, ISA 2568/10; Sasson to Eytan, 19 May, 28 May 1950, ISA 53/2; Sasson to Dibon, 27 June 1950, ISA 53/9; Sasson to Dibon, 14 Jan. 1951, ISA 2568/7. 109. Ankara to Foreign Ministry, 30 Dec. 1952, ISA 2515/14. 110. Sasson to Dibon, 13 Feb. 1951, ISA 2515/11. 111. Head of protocol to Ankara, 24 April 1950, ISA 2567/15. 112. “Mission in Ankara”. The memo was submitted to the Foreign Minister and dedicated to him. 113. For requests for wine, details of dress and the servants in the legation building see Ankara to Foreign Ministry, 4 Jan.
See also note 6. Sharett to Sasson, 6 Sept. 1950, ISA 53/2. Sasson to Foreign Ministry Bursary, 21 Feb. 1951, ISA 2568/7. Sasson to Eytan, 3 April 1952, ISA 2515/13. Sasson to Foreign Ministry, 21 July 1951, ISA 338/19. Ibid. Yaacov Shimoni in a conversation with the author, June 1984. Yaacov Shimoni and Gideon Rafael in conversations with the author, June-July 1984. 42 TREADING THE TIGHTROPE 44 Treading the Tightrope: Israeli-Turkish Relations, 1948–1958 Our relations with Turkey have been extremely good of late …[but] these good relations could deteriorate overnight, and we should learn from the bitter experience of others.
107. Ben Ya’acov, “Mission in Ankara”. 108. , 2 April, 10 May 1950, ISA 2568/10; Sasson to Eytan, 19 May, 28 May 1950, ISA 53/2; Sasson to Dibon, 27 June 1950, ISA 53/9; Sasson to Dibon, 14 Jan. 1951, ISA 2568/7. 109. Ankara to Foreign Ministry, 30 Dec. 1952, ISA 2515/14. 110. Sasson to Dibon, 13 Feb. 1951, ISA 2515/11. 111. Head of protocol to Ankara, 24 April 1950, ISA 2567/15. 112. “Mission in Ankara”. The memo was submitted to the Foreign Minister and dedicated to him. 113. For requests for wine, details of dress and the servants in the legation building see Ankara to Foreign Ministry, 4 Jan.