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This chapter presents brief descriptions, codicological and topical, of the Turkish manuscripts kept in the John Rylands University Library, with equally brief references to other (catalogued) manuscripts, editions, translations and literature. By Turkish manuscripts containing texts in any Turkish language, Ottoman, Eastern (Chagatay) and Azeri Turkish, written in Arabic and Latin scripts. Some of these manuscripts also contain texts in other languages. The collection has at least one manuscript originating from the Crimea in western, 'Karaim', Turkish in Hebrew characters. There are two manuscripts shelved with the Turkish collection which do not contain Turkish texts; the chapter considers these briefly.

Keywords: Hebrew characters; Turkish language; Turkish manuscripts



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