Babıali Kültür Yayıncılığı

Babıali Kültür Yayıncılığı

Babıali Kültür Yayıncılığı ("Babiali Cultural Publications" in English, abbreviated as "BKY") is a publishing company based in Istanbul, Turkey. The company publishes many different kinds of books and also Haber Kuşağı (haberkusagi.com), an online newspaper.

History

Babıali Kültür Yayıncılığı was found in Istanbul in November 1999 and it started to publish books in 2000. It has extended its sphere of activities and brought important books into the Turkish market. Today it is one of the leading publishing companies in Turkey with popular authors and important books.

Name of the company

Babıali Kültür Yayıncılığı means "Babıali Cultural Publications". The word Babıali (Ottoman Turkish "Bab-ı Ali") which means High Porte used to refer to the Divan (court) of the Ottoman Empire where government policies were established. The particular term was used in the context of diplomacy by the western states, as their diplomats were received at "porte" (meaning gate).This word also refers to the media and publication sector in Turkey since the headquarters of media companies were based in Babıali region of Cağaloğlu until the late 1990s. Today headquarters of Turkish national media companies are based at modern towers and office buildings in İkitelli and Yenibosna, Istanbul. However, Cağaloğlu region of Eminönü which represents Babıali concept is still the center of book publishing sector of Turkey.

Books

Today as well as valuable Turkish authors, Babıali Kültür Yayıncılığı has many famous international books of famous international authors, including the following titles: [http://www.bky.com.tr/ BKY website] .]
#South Beach Diet ("Miami Diyeti"), Arthur Agatston
#Un Mensonge Français ("Bir Fransız Yalanı"), Georges-Marc Benamou
#Tell No One ("Kimseye Söyleme"), Harlan Coben
#Pour Your Heart into It ("Gönlünü İşe Vermek"), Howard Schultz
#Hollywood, Le Pengagon et Washington ("Hollywood, Pentagon ve Washington"), Jean-Michel Valantin
#Stupid White Men ("Aptal Beyaz Adamlar"), Michael Moore
#Dude, Where's My Country?, ("Ahbap, Memleketim Nerede?"), Michael Moore

Authors

Today Babıali Kültür Yayıncılığı has many famous authors, including the following names: [http://www.bky.com.tr/ BKY website] .]
#Adeline Yen Mah
#Alphonse de Lamartine
#Arthur Agatston
#Bartalomé de Las Casas
#Gabriel Domergue
#Georges-Marc Benamou
#Harlan Coben
#Howard Schultz
#Iris Johansen
#Jean-Michel Valantin
#John Adair
#Maria Orsini Natale
#Michael Moore
#Mikhail Gorbachev
#Mahir Kaynak
#Yusuf Halaçoğlu
#Rahim Er
#Tzvetan Todorov
#Yılmaz Öztuna

Haber Kuşağı (haberkusagi.com)

Besides publishing books, Babıali Kültür Yayıncılığı also publishes Haber Kuşağı ("haberkusagi.com") a liberal online newspaper in Turkish, founded in 2 February 2005. Haber Kuşağı covers politics, culture, science, business, and sports, and is updated throughout each day.

Haber Kuşağı has several permanent columnists, including academics, former politicians, and some authors of Babıali Kültür Yayıncılığı.

The word "haber" means "news" and "kuşak" means "belt", "generation", "brace", and "zone" in Turkish. "Haber Kuşağı" means "News Zone" and/or "News Flow". It is a trademark of Babıali Kültür Yayıncılığı registered under the Turkish Patent Institute.

References

External links

* [http://www.bky.com.tr/ "BKY - Babıali Kültür Yayıncılığı" web site]
* [http://www.haberkusagi.com/ "Haber Kuşağı" web site]


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