International Istanbul poetry festival Şiiristanbul (Poemistanbul) has been organized for the fifth time this year, April 19-26, Armenian poet Artem Harutyunyan, a festival participant, told reporters Friday.
He received prize for “Reflecting the century in poetry”. Note that the festival has been held since 2006. This year Istanbul has been declared a center for the world culture.
The poet said he presented his poems on the Armenian genocide.
These, of course, were not accepted unilaterally, though, the poet said, Turkey has changed. The participation and prize of the Armenian poet have been covered by the Armenian and Turkish media.