Poems by Nazim Hikmet
Nâzım Hikmet Estate
The first modern Turkish poet, Hikmet is recognized around the world as one of the great international poets of the twentieth century.
In 1952, he was awarded the International Peace Prize in Prague. He contributed to the World Peace Council working for world peace, disarmament, human rights and social justice. His famous poems of “Japanese Fisherman ” and “Girl Child” are symbols of peace, which were composed by world-famous singers such as Paul Robeson and Pete Seeger.
In 1991, his family and friends founded the ‘Nazim Hikmet Culture and Arts Foundation’ in honor of Hikmet. Later, the foundation established the “International Nazim Hikmet Poetry Award’. In 2002, UNESCO celebrated Nazim Hikmet’s 100th birthday as the year of Nazim Hikmet.