Wednesday 2 June 2021
Turkish Poet Nazim Hikmet Was Discussed at the Institute
The Institute of Oriental Studies (the Russian Academy of Sciences) together with the Institute of Asian and African Countries (Moscow State University) and Nazim Hikmet Foundation for Culture and Creativity in Moscow held an international youth scientific and practical conference on the 2nd of June, 2021.
The event was dedicated to the life and work of the outstanding Turkish poet Nazim Hikmet. The conference was called "The Voice of a Poet Across Borders and Time: Ideological Perception of Nazim Hikmet's Creative Heritage in a Cross-Cultural Context."
V.V. Naumkin, the Scientific Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor I.I. Abylgaziev, Director of the Institute of Asian and African Countries, (Moscow State University) Doctor of Historical Sciences, Mr. Ali Galipa Savashyr, President and Founder of the Nazim Hikmet Foundation for Culture and Creativity in Moscow, D.K. Zykov, Deputy Director of the Fourth European Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, and other high guests, greeted the participants of the event solemnly. Mr. Omer Zulfu Livaneli, the famous Turkish writer, an honorary member of the organizing committee of the conference, who could not take part in the event personally due to the quaranteen, greeted the participants by video message.
The participants listened to the reports of oriental scholars from Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Kazan during the plenary session. The main speeches were on the life and work of Nazim Hikmet, on the influence of his works on the Turkish cultural heritage.
The organizing committee members judged at the event the scientific reports and readings of Nazim Hikmet poetic works that sounded in the conference youth section. Then the ceremony of presenting the annual Nazim Hikmet Friendship Award was conducted.