Two Karamanli in Thailand
Every living creature on earth lasts up to a time. Every living creature that is born runs to death. The late Abdurrahim Karakoç emphasized this in his poem "Mihriban" with the expression "Every object has an end" . Every human being is mortal, but the names and works of some people survive centuries after their owner.
Yunus Emre is one of these names. He is an Anatolian dervish who lives in hearts with his poems. In many cities of the world, there are people and works that keep the name Yunus Emre alive. There is also Piri Reis. Piri Reis, who lives in memories with his map rather than his seamanship.
In this article, I will tell about Yunus Emre I met in the city of Chiang Mai in northern Thailand, I wanted to write Piri Reis at another time.
Chiang Mai city is a paradise corner with tropical forests. Between November 1, 2006 and January 31, 2007, the International Horticultural Fair with the theme Expressing Love for Humanity " was opened in this city. I went to Turkey for the first time as an invitation to the opening ceremony of the Expo, this event allows participation in the exhibition.
Turkey, 2 thousand m2 this fair was attended by a permanent Turkish garden. In the Turkish Garden, inspired by the use of space and design understanding in the courtyard of the Turkish house, some traditional building elements used in the old Turkish architecture and garden were used. The place where there is a traditional Turkish fountain and gazebo, Sculptor Burhan Alkar's sculpture with the theme of Love , three panels from Iznik tiles, (one of which is Piri Reis's map) "Historical Izmir Boat" , "Sundial" and "Birdcage" . Turkish Garden, Prof. Dr. Yüksel Öztan, Prof. Dr. Halim Perçin, Serdar Akçay, Erkal Saran and Dr. It was realized with the work of a team consisting of Ömer Gülkal.
I met "Our Yunus" right there in the Turkish Garden. I was filled with joy. Far away, I felt like I came across an elder family member that I hadn't seen in years.
Burhan Alkar's bronze statue, called the Statue of Love , has two Turkish elders' words on both sides of the curved marble block. On the right, Yunus Emre's "Let's love, the world is left for no one" lines were shining brightly on the gilded plate. On the left, Hz. Mevlana had a saying. Thai and English translations of beautiful Turkish verses that spread from Anatolia to the world were also included.
The Turkish Garden became the center of attention of the representatives of other countries participating in the fair, Thai officials and the people and press members who flocked to the fair before its opening. Documentary filmmaker Fatih Orbay "Turkey's Endemic Flowers" also watched the film many viewers.
Thailand's Princess Mahachakri Srinthorn opened the World Gardening Fair as the sweltering heat of Chiang Mai city left its place to a humid chill.