By Nikos Mottas.
Nazim Hikmet. The great Turkish poet of the world's working class whose poems praised and highlighted the people's struggles for a better future without exploitation.
The man whose poems expressed the revolutionary desires and hopes of the proletariat, of the poor and despised people in every corner of the world.
It was 118 years ago, on January 15, 1902, when Nazim Hikmet Ran was born in Thessaloniki, then part of the Ottoman Empire, from a Turkish father and a mother of German, Polish and Georgian descent.