The theater play dedicated to the life and creativity of Nazim Hikmet was performed in Mersin province

October 8, 2021, Mersin province, Turkey. — Theater play titled "Nazım Hikmet: The Love and Fate of the poet” organized by St. Petersburg State Theater "Mimigrants" The St. Petersburg Society of Scientific and Cultural Relations with Turkey, with the support of AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC, brought together the audience from Mersin and the employees of the Akkuyu NPP project.

The play was staged on October 6 in the conference hall of the Ulu Resort Hotel, located in the Gülnar district near the construction site of the Akkuyu NPP, and on October 7 in Mersin Yenişehir Municipality Cultural Center. In total, more than 300 people have seen the theater plays in the Mersin province. Another play will take place on October 10 at the Maltepe Cultural Center in İstanbul.

Before the beginning of the performances in the province of Mersin, Expert of the Regional Communication Department of AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC Eyyüp Lütfi Sarıcı addressed the audience: “AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC attaches great importance to the implementation of initiatives aimed at the development of intercultural dialogue between people of Turkey and Russia. Nazım Hikmet is a part of the global cultural heritage, one of the greatest writers, poets and playwrights, whose personality and works are of great importance for our countries. It is a great opportunity to support the meeting of the works of the Russian theater with the employees of our project and the Turkish audience, and to show our respect to him by paying tribute to the memory of the great poet."

The play which was staged based on Nazım Hikmet's biography and works, reveals the works of the world-famous poet and the little-known aspects of his life. The legendary personality of the Turkish poet, writer, playwright and public figure Nazım Hikmet still draws the attention of millions of people from many countries today. Nazım Hikmet, whose works have been translated into almost all of the languages of the world, was and remains one of the connecting bridges between Russian and Turkish culture.

The authors of the play: V. L. Vorobiev, a famous director who has staged more than 100 performances in theatres in Russia, Germany, Ukraine and Israel; Professor A.A.Kolesnikov, an orientalist Turkologist. The author of the play is Director V. L. Vorobiev.

The play was performed in Russian with simultaneous translation into Turkish.

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