Sun, 12/15/2013 - 13:52
Iran, Turkey to hold seminars on Abdurrahim Karakoç, Shahriar
TEHRAN,Dec.15(MNA) -- Iranian poet Mohammad-Hossein Shahriar and Turkish poet Abdurrahim Karakoç will be discussed during two separate seminars in Ankara and Tehran. The first seminar will be held at the University of Tehran on December 28 and the Ankara University will host the second in March 2014. The seminars have been organized by the Shahriar International Research Foundation and Turkey’s Yunus Emre Cultural Center in Tehran, the Shahriar foundation announced in a press release on Saturday. Four professors from Ankara University have been invited to the seminar, which will be held in Tehran. The names of the professors were not mentioned in the report. Karakoç (1932-2012) was also a renowned journalist. He composed many poem collections including “Hassan Letters” (1964), “Wisdom Wash Ashore” (1965), and “To the Friend” (1994). Seyyed Mohammad Hossein Behjat-Tabrizi (1906-1988), mainly known by his pen name Shahriar, was a legendary Iranian poet wrote in the Azerbaijani and Persian languages. Shahriar was the first Iranian to write significant poetry in Azerbaijani. He published his first book of poems in 1929. His most famous Azerbaijani work “Heidar Babaya Salam”, published in 1954, won the immense affection of the Azerbaijani-speakers in Iran and other countries.