MARTYRED MAN OF LETTERS MUHAMMET BEYAT WAS COMMEMORATED WITH A CEREMONY
12 ŞUBAT 2013
The renowned man of letters and poet Muhammet Mehdi Beyat who lost his life in the suicide attack organized against the condolence assembly held in Tuzhurmatu on the 23rd of January was commemorated with a ceremony in the capital. The ceremony which was organized by the Iraqi Men of Letters and Authors Union Turkmen Cultural Office was attended by many poets and men of literature from Baghdad and Turkmeneli regions. The commemoration ceremony started with the recital of versus from the Koran and continued with the recital of the Fatiha for the soul of Beyat.
The opening speech of the ceremony was made by Fevzi Ekrem Terzioğlu, Officer of the Iraqi Men of Letters and Authors Union Turkmen Cultural Office. Terzioğlu indicated that the Turkmen held a significant part in the literature and culture of Iraq and pointed out major names such as Fuzuli, Nesimi and Mustafa Cevat as examples. Terzioğlu emphasized that the Turkmen had not only made their mark in the field of literature but also left major achievements and marks in other areas.
The head of the Iraqi Men of Letters and Authors Union also indicated that terror targeted all parts and explained that Beyat had made significant contributions to Iraqi literature.
Poems about Beyat were recited by the Turkmen men of letters who participated in the ceremony.