Poet Nazım Hikmet turns 110
ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
The 110th birthday of Nazım Hikmet will be celebrated with a series of events.The 110th birthday of Turkey’s most famous poet, Nazım Hikmet, will be celebrated during a series of events organized on Jan. 15 in collaboration with the Nazım Hikmet Culture and Arts Foundation and Beşiktaş Municipality.
The event series include a “Nazım Hikmet Theater Posters Exhibition,” “Nazım Hikmet Panel from Past to Present” and a Kardeş Türküler concert. Writers such as Cevat Çapan, Konur Ertop, Turgay Fişekçi, Doğan Hızlan and Timur Selçuk will speak at the panel. The events will start Jan. 15 at 11 a.m. in front of the Tarabya Hotel, the place where Nazım fled the country for the Eastern bloc. Participants will throw flowers into the sea at the site. Kardeş Türküler will perform their concert to end the night. The exhibit can be visited at the Akatlar Cultural Center until Jan. 31.