In 2002 the 100th birthday of Nazım Hikmet (Ran), one of the greatest Turkish poets of the twentieth century was celebrated. His birthday was not only celebrated in his native Turkey with many radio and TV programmes, documentaries, exhibitions, poetry readings, plays, lectures, seminars, publications, and other events. In addition, however, the birthday was also an occasion for the UNESCO and many institutions outside Turkey to organise several activities.
The IISH, which holds many collections on communist and revolutionary movements, also has several documents relating to the turbulent life of Nazım Hikmet. These pages contain an overview of all the documents as well as several images, letters and sound files.
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