On the Birthday of a Turkish Poet, Özdemir Asaf

Today is the birthday of Özdemir Asaf, who passed away 36 years ago and still remembered dearly by Turkish literature fans.

We got quite interested in literature when we were in high school, and Özdemir Asaf was one of the poets who taught us how deep and sophisticated Turkish language can be. Even his shortest poems are enough to make us think.

We wanted to remember him on his birthday.

He has a lot of poems and it is hard to pick the favorite ones, but to give an idea we wanted to write the names of his poems that we love.

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Writing in Two Languages – İki Dilde Yazmak

Since we are done with finals now, we can focus on our writing. We wanted the new year to bring freshness to our blog and we decided to write in Turkish too.

We have been brainstorming about future blogposts and we realized that it would be interesting to write in two languages, English and Turkish. The posts don’t have to be an exact translation – though this post is.

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