Nâzım Hikmet Week Launched in Turkey

TKG – As Communist Youth of Turkey, we launched the traditional “Nâzım Hikmet Week” all over Turkey. During the week, high school students and youngsters around Turkey commemorated the struggle of our comrade Nâzım Hikmet, great communist poet. You can find the details and the statement of Communist Youth of Turkey below:

Leftist Highschool Students made a statement regarding the week of Nazım Hikmet that is holding between January 11-15 with the title “Nazım is with us”.

The statement is as follows:

“2021 started for us with Nâzım Hikmet. We left behind a devastating year. Even before the end of spring, we started to say, ‘2020 end soon’. We don’t know what the new year will show us, but we definitely have somethings that we have to show to the new year.

The past year will be remembered with the pandemic, earthquakes, education, the crisis deepening with the pandemic, and increasing poverty. Moreover, we were extremely alone in a triangle between our education, our health, and our lives. We felt that we had to fight against it, but maybe we couldn’t act out of thinking about what we should or shouldn’t do. We want our right to education, our right to health, we want our present and tomorrow. We want to understand what is passing and what is coming… That’s exactly right now, it is time to remember Nâzım Hikmet, our communist poet, and support his struggle.

Week of Nâzım Hikmet, which has become a tradition with Leftist Highschool Students, will continue this year as well. It will remind us of our greatest strength, “not being alone”.

Every year when we look at the world, look at our country, we felt that we should have a word. Our great poet never left us alone. We started with ‘We Will See Beautiful Days, Children’, we said, ‘Hope is the in the humankind’, ‘To Become Nâzım Hikmet’ and this year we continue by saying ‘Nâzım is with us’.

Our troubles are the same in the whole world, our friends are the same. We know this and now we will show our greatest strength.

Friends all over the world and our country, know that Nâzım is with us!”