Sylvia this is a breathtakingly silly statement. As Nazim wrote in Turkish and left behind a huge body of work in the Turkish language the debate over his ancestry (he had partial Polish ancestry by the way) is just plain wrong. Nobody can Turkify a poet who wrote exceptionally well in that language. I really feel you should withdraw that statement as it really is meaningless in the context of late Ottoman, modern Turkish and Greek history. But one question: Can you point out anybody on this planet who does not have what you call mixed blood (the nasty rascist connotations of the phrase should not be overlooked) ....
Dear Sylvia, I know it's so sad to not have Nazim for the Greece but he is a Turkish. If you claimed that he was a Russian i would wait a moment, and think about it; because of his last name. What ever reason made you think he was a greek is really nice of you. And got me smile... That means you guys are reading him and learning his philosophy of being a human, just like Turkish people who reads greek poet Yannis Ritsos or Nikos Kazancakis, and try to learn the philosophy of them.
Sorry Slyva, but I have to ask what the heck you are talking about. How come was Nazim Hikmet Ran Greek? What kind of a history and greek made-up character are you trying to create? Get your facts straight. Please. Here's a google for this. Good luck!
this really silly people who actually doesnt know about the poet and find the right to comment.
Nazim died in russia because he was had a banishment in turkey, he was a acommunist, and if he would stay there he had to live in prison for the rest of his life.
his poems always includes the homesickness of turkey.just read memleketim
he fought for turkish people and their rights, unfortunate for turkey, the goverment was very idiot and threaten him.
yeah he comes from a greek grandfather, but in those times greece was in ottoman's land.
so your point is all wrong i please chech before commenting.