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Turkey Claiming Possession of Rumi with Hollywood’s Help

In an interview with Sobh-e Now, the Iranian director Shahram Asadi talks about Turkey’s plans to claim possession of famous Persian poet, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, including their ongoing plan to produce a film about his life with Hollywood’s help.
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Khamenei: JCPOA Breaches by US Must Be Publicized by Poets

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei called for measures, both by politicians and artists, to let the public know about America’s treasonable conduct in terms of honouring its commitments under the JCPOA, a nuclear deal between Iran and six countries.
Hamid Sabzevari

Leader and President Offer Condolences over Death of Poet Hamid Sabzevari

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani offered their condolences over the death of Hamid Sabzevari, an Iranian poet who is mostly known for the works he wrote about the Islamic Revolution.
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1000 Poets Object to Iran-Turkey’s Joint UNESCO Submission of Rumi’s Masnavi

1000 Persian-speaking poets and literati signed a statement, entitled “Rumi Is a Poet from Balkh to Konya”, to voice their objection to a recent move by Iran and Turkey to jointly register the book Masnavi by the renowned poet Rumi in UNESCO, ignoring his birthplace Afghanistan.
Paintings Inspired by Persian Carpets

Paintings Inspired by Persian Carpets on Show in Tehran

A new exhibition of paintings, inspired by the wonderful motifs and attractive colours of Persian carpets, has opened at Tehran’s Etemad Gallery.
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Behrouz Gharibpour’s Next Puppet Show Based on Omar Khayyam

The director of the Aran Puppet Theatre Group, Behruz Gharibpur, has focused on the life story of the Persian mathematician, astronomer and poet Omar Khayyam (1048-1131) in his operatic puppet show, which is scheduled to be performed in Tehran in the near future.

Persian Language Promotion in Portugal to Help Diplomatic Ties: Zarif

In a meeting on Saturday May 28 with Portuguese Deputy Foreign Minister George Oliveira in Tehran, Iran’s FM Zarif stressed the role of language education in expanding relations between the two countries.

May 17 – Omar Khayyam Day Celebrated in Iran

To much of the world and certainly to English-speaking readers, he is the poet of beautiful Rubaiyat (quatrains), but Omar Khayyam is also known and loved by Iraniand as a great philosopher, mathematician, and astronomer.

Ferdowsi Commemoration Day – The Founder of Modern Persia

Among classic Persian poets, there are none who have given as much richness to the nation’s language and literature as Ferdowsi has. His place...

Iran Commemorates Poet Ferdowsi

Iranian cultural centers in Tehran and Mashhad are commemorating Abulqasem Ferdowsi, the poet of the Persian epic masterpiece Shahnameh, during a six-day celebration which began on Monday.

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