Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Turkey Restores Nazim Hikmet's Citizenship

I wouldn't have thought this so important, but this sentence from the BBC article made me reconsider: "Even as recently as 2005, authorities detained and questioned a teenager who read one of his poems at school for suspected activities against the state." So maybe Turkey does need to accept Hikmet officially for his work to receive the attention it deserves.

1 comment:

  1. Rodney Wood7:22 pm

    Glad to hear this news as Hikmet was the first foreign I discovered for myself back in the mid 80s

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