The list is here in a Turkish text
This sprawling story of a street vendor’s romance is above all a love letter to the Turkish city in all its faded, messy, dusty glory
The invention of Turkey in 1923 by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and his fellow officers entailed an imaginative severing from its Ottoman roots. Though the Ottoman rulers had begun to become westernised, the new nation presented itself in opposition to the Ottoman past in policies, dress, writing, manners and speech, and Atatürk himself sought in neglected local traditions a different history from the one the Ottoman rulers had long chosen. The literature that grew from this other past was decidedly modern, and its inspiration came from 19th-century and early 20th-century Europe, especially from France. Baudelaire, Balzac and Zola were found in the libraries of most young Turks.
To the uninitiated, the restaurant owners of a small corner of Istanbul’s Yenibosna neighborhood might come off as having an unhealthy obsession with particularly garish versions of the colors yellow and green.