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It is important to know the past in order to understand the present times
By Heidi Trautmann
Orkun Bozkurt is the President of the Cypriot Turkish Orthopedic Disability Association after his friend Mustafa Celik passed away. During the week of International Remembrance of the Disabled many activities have taken place to support their cause; on the occasion of one of them, the art exhibition by Figen Inan, Orkan Bozkurt signed his book with poems alongside with those of his friend Mustafa Celik. Orkun Bozkurt is bound to the wheelchair since childhood and Mustafa suffered an accident and had to accept a life bound to the wheelchair.
I bought this book and have Orkun’ signature and took it home. From time to time I have one or the other poem translated; they are short and full of wisdom.
Hope will either sleep in my lap
While the sun is falling
On the mountains
Or my dropping tears
Will awaken its scent
Tear by tear
Hope will not die
Death fills us with agonies
My dear, it’s one of the features of life
was foretold the day we were born
is our obligation
They are true ‘warriors of love’. The book is available in all Cypriot bookstores and the income of the book will go to the Association.