Nazim Hikmet, A Humanitarian To The Core

Nazim Hikmet's only claim to fame is not only that he heralded a new Turkish verse style. He is universally regarded as a poet whose heart bled for the common man and a man who was courageous enough to raise his voice against injustice.

Thus he was the only major poet to speak out against the Armenian massacres of 1915 and 1922.

Nazim Hikmet wrote about the dignity of man, the indefatigable human spirit and pristine human emotions. His credo in life found its way into his works and thus we find them professing social and artistic reforms. Through his works, he relentlessly stove to secure a better life for his people.

For him poetry symbolized life and despite all the hardships he faced, he remained true to his beliefs and high ideals.