in 1932 in Cyprus, the poet Özker Yaşın (pronounced
Yash-un) published his first poem at the at the age of 17
in the poetry journal of Yeşilada.
After finishing his higher education
he returned to Cyprus and started working in local newspapers as a columnist. He
produced and presented radio and television programmes on literature and poetry
on the BRT.
main theme of his poems have been Cyprus.
His numerous works include a
novel titled Kibrisli Kâzim (Kâzim the Cypriot), and poetry books Bayraktar Destani, Namik Kemal Kibrista, Oglum Savasa Mektuplar, Kibris Mektubu, Kibrista
More recently Cevre Yayinevi
Publishers published all his works in three volumes, under the title:
Özker Yaşın: All his poems, Kıbrıs Benim
Vatanım - I, II, III.
not the only literary person in his family. Both his son
Mehmet Yaşın and daughter
Neşe Yaşın are well-known and highly regarded
for their poetry and writings.