WHY YUNUS' HUMANISM IN PARTICULAR?
Come here, let's make peace,|
let's not be strangers to one another.
We have saddled the horse
and trained it, glory be to God!
Yunus Emre lived seven centuries ago and recited verses which express ideas amazingly similar to humanism that has become popular in the last few decades. He communicated these values to his audience in simple language. Understanding of Emre's humanism, moreover, shed light on the philosophy of life of thirteenth-century Anatolia.
Written by Turgut Durduran
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