May 10, 2011

Master of Turkish Literature Commemorated on 100th Birthday

Turkey's great writer and poet Rıfat Ilgaz, who died in 1993, is being commemorated on his 100th birthday. The commemoration started Saturday in Beyoğlu’s İstiklal Avenue. An orchestra played songs composed for his poems while riding in an old tram decorated with Ilgaz’s photos. Events will continue in his hometown in Kastamonu. Also, a documentary on Ilgaz will be promoted during a gala on May 14 in Istanbul


The purpose is to keep the great master and his works alive in his 100th year and to transfer them to younger generations, said the son of an acclaimed Turkish writer during celebrations across Istanbul on Saturday on the anniversary of his father’s birth.

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