Turkey’s Nobel-winning author Orhan Pamuk met a packed Istanbul crowd on Tuesday as his widely acclaimed book, My Name is Red, turned 21.

Pamuk was speaking at a panel discussion on the newly-published, Writings on My Name is Red, a book combining 21 articles from various critics and writers as well as an interview with the Turkish author.

The book’s editors, Erkan Irmak and Feride Cicekoglu, who also contributed with two articles, accompanied Pamuk during the panel discussion.

Istanbul native Pamuk began his speech by projecting a miniature depicting Husrev and Shirin, a 12th-century Persian love story by poet

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