TURKEY

MATBAASI - Istanbul

There are records in the National Library of Turkey in Ankara indicating that three titles from the Nancy Drew series were released in Turkish during the 1970s-1980s. They appear to be the result of a venture with Idéal (Hachette) of France as the girl sleuth's name is Alice and the author's name is Caroline Quine. Some also list Philippe Daure as the artist.

I apologize for the quality/size of the photo to the right - it is the only image I have ever found of Nancy Drew in Turkish. Unfortunately I have not been able to get my hot little hands on a copy yet, but this is a copy of Esrarengiz sandik.

Turkish Title

English translation

Year

Alice: Elmas taç

Diamond Diadem (Pine Hill?)

1983

Alice: Esrarengiz sandik

Mysterious Trunk (Brass Bound Trunk)

1983

Alice kuklalar pesinde

Nancy in Pursuit of Dolls/Puppets (Dancing Puppet?)

1983

Many thanks to Charles Sabatos for his help in translating the titles. He's the only person I've ever heard of who has actually SEEN one of these books!

One other title by Caroline Quine, Kayip gölün büyücüsü was published in 1977 and appears to be the Dana Girls book Secret of Lost Lake.


new INKILAP - Istanbul    2006-present  

Dedektif Nancy Drew'un Maceralari

These titles  are from the Girl Detective series, although the artwork and layout on the covers is recycled from some of the last few classic PBs.  I am awaiting delivery of copies of these books and will know more after they arrive.  They appear to be paperbacks.
Inkilap

İnkılap

No.

Turkish Title

English Title

Year
1

İz Bırakmadan

Without a Trace

2006

2 Zamana Karşı Yarış
Race Against Time

2006

3

Sahte Mesaj

False Notes

2006

4

Büyük Risk

High Risk

2006

5 Işıklar, Kamera Lights, Camera 2006


 
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