SKOPJE (AA) – The 2nd Balkan Night of Poetry was organized in Skopje, with the participation of poets from different places, reports Anadolu.
The program was organized by the Association “Qopru” from Skopje and the Association “Usqup (Skopje)” based in Istanbul, with the support of the General Directorate for Relations with Civil Society at the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Turkey.
This event, which was organized in the Daut Pasha Hammam in Skopje, was attended by representatives of Turkish and local organizations and institutions in the country, representatives of the civil society, poets and poetry lovers.
As part of the program, poems were read in different languages, such as Turkish, Albanian, Bosnian and Macedonian.
The president of the “Qopru” Association, Husrev Emin, said in his address that this program was organized for the first time two years ago in Istanbul, stressing that they want this program to become traditional and to organize it in different Balkan cities.
“Actually, in the evening, it’s the poets’ turn to speak. They will express the most beautiful, the best and the most aesthetic words. Everyone in their own mother tongue,” Emin said, adding that their only goal is to further revitalize and develop kindness, peace, tolerance and beauty in this region.
The president of the “Usqup” Association, Naim Aras, said in a statement to the media that: “The purpose of this gathering is to unite people from all cultures living in the Balkans and to express our brotherhood. Poetry sometimes overflows into notes, and thus a beautiful song is created, in which there is certainly a poetry. We have come to unite with all our brothers, regardless of their nation, race and creed.”
Leyla Sherif Emin, writer and poet, pointed out: “Such activities actually aim to emphasize that the communities living in the Balkans should unite even more for such joint cultural activities.” I hope we will achieve our goal, to be together more and to love each other more. As Yunus Emre says: To love, to love each other, this world will not be left for anyone. The Balkans need this love.”
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