10:39, 6 May, 2014
YEREVAN, MAY 6, ARMENPRESS. After sending condolences to the Armenians advancing the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the Turkish Government decided to make another hypocritical step. The Ministry of Culture of Turkey has made a decision to publish works by prominent Armenian poet and bard Sayat-Nova. As reports “Armenpress”, Turkish Haberler.com informs that thus the Turkish state will publish a work in Armenian language for the first time.
Sayat-Nova’s poems and songs will be published in two languages – Armenian and Turkish.
Sayat-Nova (14 June 1712, Tiflis – 22 September 1795) meaning ‘King of Songs’ in Persian, was the name given to the Armenian poet and ashik Harutyun Sayatyan. His mother, Sara, was born in Tbilisi, and his father, Karapet, either in Aleppo or Adana. He was skilled in writing poetry, singing, and playing the kamancheh. He performed in the court of Heraclius II of