Younous Émeré

Younous Émrè, a 14th century poet, is considered the first great Turkish humanist. His poetry combines the founding values of Islam with the folklore tradition of Anatolia. Animated by a mystical vocation, he puts - in a time of turmoil and violence - his genius at the service of the afflicted and brings consolation to those who no longer have hope. His aura is still immense in Turkey.