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A View at “Flagbearer Ballad" and “Victory and Bequest” Play of Özker Yaşın in Terms of Relations Between Historical Events and Literary Texts [ALRJournal]
ALRJournal. 2021; 5(1): 43-48 | DOI: 10.14744/alrj.2020.55376

A View at “Flagbearer Ballad" and “Victory and Bequest” Play of Özker Yaşın in Terms of Relations Between Historical Events and Literary Texts

Burak Gökbulut1, Mustafa Yeniasır2
1Department Of Turkish Language Teaching, Atatürk Faculty Of Education, Near East University, Nicosia, 99138, Northern Cyprus
2Department Of Turkish Language Teaching, Atatürk Faculty Of Education, Near East University, Nicosia, Northern Cyprus

Özker Yaşın is one of the most important figures of Cypriot Turkish literature. In his works, he told Cyprus and Cypriot Turks. Being born in Cyprus and being a Cypriot Turk has shaped the entire life, art and poetry world of Özker Yaşın. With his works, Yaşın shared the joys, hopes and pain that Cypriot Turks experienced throughout history. Özker Yaşın lived the painful and dark times of Cypriot Turks and he reflected the events that took place in these times in his poems, novels and plays. In his play Flagbearer Ballad, Yaşın recites the attacks and violence Cypriot Turks experienced in 1958s in the island. The work consists of three acts and it was staged in the Independence Day anniversary of Istanbul at Zafer Theater on 29 May 1959 by students of Cypriot Turkish Institutions Federation Acting Branch and Atatürk Institute. In Victory and Bequest, the edict enacted by Selim II (Sultan Selim Khan) for the conquest of Cyprus and the efforts he paid to reach the victory are displayed. In the play, the capturing of Cyprus are presented. In the foreword of his book, Özker Yaşın underlines that we should not lose the places we won with victory at the table. In this paper the two mentioned plays of Özker Yaşın will be evaluated in terms of historical event and relation between literary texts.

Keywords: Özker Yaşın, Victory and Bequest, Flagbearer Ballad, Theater, Cyprus.

Burak Gökbulut, Mustafa Yeniasır. A View at “Flagbearer Ballad" and “Victory and Bequest” Play of Özker Yaşın in Terms of Relations Between Historical Events and Literary Texts. ALRJournal. 2021; 5(1): 43-48

Corresponding Author: Burak Gökbulut, Cyprus
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