Republican Turkish Poets: Representative Poems with Turkish Texts and their English Translations
Keywords:Republican Turkish Poetry, Translations of Modern Turkish Poetry, Major Poets of the 20th century in Turkey, Summary Overview of Turkish poetry
Turkish poetry, centred within the heartlands of a large area covering the Middle East and Central Asia, may be said to have reached its maximum aesthetic and stylistic development during the six centuries of the Ottoman Empire. After this Empire departed from the stage of history and was replaced by the Republic of Turkey in 1923, the poetical legacy of the past sought new channels and modes of expression. The article introduces a couple of poems each by 10 major poets of the first 50 years of the Turkish Republic both in original and in English translation.