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Turkey

Once the centre of the Ottoman Empire.

Once the centre of the Ottoman Empire, the modern secular republic was established in the 1920s by nationalist leader Kemal Ataturk. This amounted to a repudiation of the former Ottoman legacy with the fez and veil outlawed and rights given to women.

However, in more recent years the government has reverted to culturally conservative and authoritarian politics, whilst remaining open to trade and economic development.


Artex A/30 brand for Turkey, 1980s

Above: Artex A/30 brand for Turkey, 1980s, made by Játékkártyagyár és Nyomda, Budapest   more

Souvenir of Turkey by KS Games

Above: Souvenir of Turkey by KS Games   more

Whimsical Playing Cards designed by Oksal Yesilok, 2016

Above: Whimsical Playing Cards designed by Oksal Yesilok, 2016   more

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By Simon Wintle

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Curator and editor of the World of Playing Cards since 1996. He is a former committee member of the IPCS and was graphics editor of The Playing-Card journal for many years. He has lived at various times in Chile, England and Wales and is currently living in Extremadura, Spain. Simon's first limited edition pack of playing cards was a replica of a seventeenth century traditional English pack, which he produced from woodblocks and stencils.


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