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Persian Lit., Poetry Session in Turkey

Persian Lit., Poetry Session in TurkeyPersian Lit., Poetry Session in Turkey

A Persian literature and poetry session was held at the Trakya University in the Turkish city of Edrine on Friday.

The session was attended by professors of Istanbul University as well as a number of Iranian officials, including Mohsen Mortezaei-far, Iran’s Consul General in Istanbul and Javad Amini, cultural attaché, IRNA reported.

The works of the renowned 14th century Persian poet Hafez and the impact of his poems on the culture of regional countries were discussed by Kavoos Hassanli, Iranian professor at Istanbul University and head of the Hafez center in Shiraz.

“Hafez’s poems have been translated into Turkish language several times. Many Turkish poets of the Ottoman era were inspired by Hafez, a good example of which is evident in the works of Sultan Cem and Sultan Selim,” he noted.

“The main message of Hafez is friendship, peace and moderation,” he underlined.

Elsewhere, the head of the Language Department of the University of Istanbul Ali Guzelyuz discussed the styles of Persian poetry in detail. Professor of Persian literature Mehmet Atalay spoke on the interaction and impact of Persian and Turkish languages and literature.