R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots) is ascience fiction play written by the Czech writer Karel Čapek which is the source of the word Robot. The play imagines synthetic people called roboti (robots) who are created to work for humans but eventually rebel which leads to the extenction of humans. R.U.R was translated from the Czech language into Ottoman Turkish by Halid Fahri and published as Suni Adamlar Fabrikası 1927 by the government printing office. It is fascinating to see the text reaching Turkey in translation within a few years after its publication and that too before the Ottoman script was dropped in favor of the Latin script. Here are a few pages from the translation.

The book is available for download at the web archive.

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