Ankara commends great Iranian poet

Ankara commends great Iranian poet
ID : N-3253 Date : 2018/10/25 - 11:50

(Persia Digest) – A commemorative ceremony has been held for the great contemporary Iranian poet, the late Mohammad-Hossein Shahriar in Ankara, with invitees from the Urmia and Ferdowsi universities in Iran, Kirikkale University in Turkey, and a large number of literary guests.

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This was entitled “Shahriar - Poet of our common culture” on the 30th anniversary of his death. Seyyed Mohammad-Hossein Behjat-Tabrizi (1906), mainly known by his pen name Shahriar, was a notable Iranian classical poet who wrote in Azerbaijani and Persian.

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