The International Justice Organization (American-Syrian) granted, on Monday, the honorary “Nizar Qabbani Medal”, for the first time to a Turkish writer.
The organization considered that the Turkish writer “Bern Bersigli Mutt” deservedly deserved the award for her contribution to the promotion of culture andSyrian literatureand its just view of the cause of the Syrian people.
Dr. Haitham Al-Bazam, founder of the organization, explained in his speech during the distribution of prizes for the event, which was held at the cultural center of Taksim Mosque in IstanbulToday, the organization rewards the Turkish writer Berne Bercigli Mutt with the “Nizar Qabbani Medal” award for her project in transferring the creative and intellectual production of Syrians into Turkish and other languages, Anadolu Agency reported.
He added that “the award is not only in the name of Ms. Mott, but it is also for Turkey,” noting that “the award is of great importance to the organization, as it is a symbol of support and care for the Syrian people.”
In turn, Maysa Qabbani, Vice President of the International Justice Organization, said that the organization is working to convey the voices of Syrians to all parts of the world.
She added that the Syrian regime distorted the civilized and cultural history of Syria for many years, and tried to sow hatred among the Syrian people.
She indicated that they decided to award the award in the cultural center of Taksim Mosque, because mosques in Syrian culture are not places of violence and hatred, but rather places where people gather to promote the spirit of love and brotherhood.
The late poet Nizar Qabbani on an occasion
Nizar Qabbani and his stand against injustice and oppression
For her part, the Turkish writer Mutt explained that she met the poet’s poems Nizar Qabbani During her high school years, she indicated that the reason for her admiration for him was not only his poetry, but also his honorable stances against injustice and oppression.
Mott added that she learned about the suffering of the Syrian people through Qabbani’s poems and that this is what suits a poet to be a voice for his people.
She stated that her goal was to help the Turkish people get to know honorable people like Nizar Qabbani, whose only weapon was the pen, stressing that she will stand by the Syrian people against injustice and racism and that she dedicates the award to the children of Syria.
And she said in a tweet on Twitter: “I received my award from Dr. Haitham Albizem. I dedicated it to Syrian children.. to the child Aylan, to the children of martyrs, to orphans and orphans, to all the beautiful Syrian children who are fighting for their lives.”