Ergin had translated selections from the Divan-i Kebir prior to 1993
- but it was only that year that he began in earnest to tackle the enormous task of translating and publishing the entire Divan
- He was able to publish the 1-st volume of the translation in 1993
- He published the 22nd volume in 2003
- The Ministry of Culture of Turkey was the co-publisher for all 22 volumes, and they were all printed in the US
- with the exception of Volume 9.
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