Tree Brotherhoods

Last Sunday, Nov. 11th, I run 10km in the Istanbul marathon for a charity. I run for TEMA, the Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion, Reforestation and the Protection of Natural Habitats. Turkey is a beautiful country but its natural assets continue to be destroyed due to increased population, disorganized urbanization and industrialization.  TEMA believes […]

Nazim Hikmet: Poet of Homeland and Love

Nâzım Hikmet Ran (15 January 1902 – 3 June 1963), commonly known as Nâzım Hikmet was a Turkish poet, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, director and memoirist. He was acclaimed for the “lyrical flow of his statements”.[2] Described as a “romantic communist” and “romantic revolutionary”, he was repeatedly arrested for his political beliefs and spent much of his adult life in prison or in […]

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