FOCUS: Happy 8 March International Working Women’s Day!

Happy 8th March International Working Women’s Day! Here are some apt words for this day from renowned writer and poet Nazım Hikmet.
The faces of our women are the book of our pains.
Our pains, our faults and the blood we shed
carve scars on the faces of our women like plows.
And our joys are reflected in the eyes of women
like the dawns glowing on the lakes.
Our imaginations are on the faces of women we love.
Whether we see them or not, they are before us,
closest to our realities and furthest.
Nazım Hikmet
Main photo: women play drums through the streets of Istanbul as they celebrate International Women’s Day. Photo: