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Baku to host event dedicated to Mehmet Ersoy

10 March 2017 [12:31] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Laman Ismayilova

The Rashid Behbudov State Song Theatre will host a literary evening dedicated to the famous Turkish poet, author of the Turkish National Anthem, MP - Mehmet Âkif Ersoy, Trend Life reported.

Turkish ambassador to Azerbaijan Erkan Ozoral, MPs Hikmet Babaoglu and Musa Gasimli, Head of Yunus Emre Institute Ibrahim Yildirim  will attended the event, organized by the Baku Yunus Emre Institute on March 15.

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Ersoy was a Turkish poet, writer, academic, member of parliament, and the author of the Turkish National Anthem. Widely regarded as one of the premiere literary minds of his time, Ersoy is noted for his command of the Turkish language, as well as his patriotism and role in the Turkish War of Independence.

He is best known for his 1911 work entitled Safahat. This volume is a collection of 44 poems of various lengths by Mehmet Akif Ersoy.

He is further noted for writing the lyrics of Turkish National Anthem, ?stiklâl Mar?? (The March of Independence) – which was adopted in 1921.

Mehmet Âkif Ersoy died in 1936, at the age of 63.


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