Afag Masud’s Essay “Your Grief Is Our Grief, Türkiye” on Turkish Portals
Several popular Turkish news and cultural portals, such as “detayhaberler.com”, “erikagacioyku.com”, “dibace.net”, “guvengazetesi.com”, “ığdırım76.com” have posted the People’s Writer of Azerbaijan Afag Masud’s essay addressed to the fraternal Turkish people in connection with the natural disaster.
Once again, we present to your attention the essay:
“Your grief is our grief, Türkiye”
Your grief is our grief, Your soul is our soul, Türkiye... A terrible grief like a heavy stone that squeezed Your chest, bloody wounds that opened up on Your body, abysses that swallowed thousands of our brothers and sisters, sons, daughters, babies, injured the heart, left deep indelible marks on the soul of the whole Azerbaijan, the entire Turkic world...
Injured little children who did not realize what had happened... courageous youths, old people, teenagers who were trying to rescue their comrades, children, women and the elderly while remaining under the debris themselves... mothers who threw themselves in front of their babies trying to save them at the cost of their own lives... a desperate father who seems to patiently hold the lifeless hand of his 15-year-old daughter, as if calling for help, who lost her life under the rubble, until the end of his life ... fearless rescuers, self-sacrificing doctors, nurses, workers, drivers, journalists, cameramen who were unafraid of being under the ruins during the earthquake, that continued to shake buildings, and rushed into the thick of things instead of running to save their own lives…
All these scenes, events awakening and shocking all of Humanity once again demonstrated to the whole world Your invincibility, the greatness of Your Heart, the power of Your Eternal Victorious Spirit, drawing its strength from the infinite Love for God, Man and Life... wrote a new heroic page in the history of Türkiye …
Do not despair, do not lose courage, Monument of Firmness and Fortitude!
Long Live, Rise, Prosper! May Your light illuminate the entire world!
Mir Jalal’s Short Story in the German Literature Magazine
“Signaturen.de”, the popular German e-literature magazine, has posted in German the short story “Dissertation” by Mir Jalal, the notable Azerbaijani writer, as part of the AzSTC project “Azerbaijan Literature in an International Virtual World.”
Notable Georgian Poet Given the Award of the State Translation Centre
This year, Makvala Gonashvili, the well-known Georgian poet, translator, Chairman of the Writers’ Union of Georgia, has been given the Award established by the Azerbaijan State Translation Centre on the occasion of the International Translator’s Day for her merits in the development of Azerbaijan-Georgian literary relations.
Victoria Romero: Joint Projects of the Centre and Latin American Embassies Ought To Be Continued
On September 26, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of Mexico to Azerbaijan, Mrs. Victoria Romero, visited the State Translation Centre. During the meeting, the exchange of views took place on the translation and publication projects implemented by the Centre in relation to the promotion of Latin American literature in Azerbaijan and the expansion of the Azerbaijani-Mexican literary and cultural ties.