Love is not only about everyday life but also directly related to many different fields including religion, philosophy and literature. Therefore, artists and philosophers from a wide range of belief systems and cultures have worked on it in various forms throughout history. Thus, in classical Turkish poetry, love has been the main subject matter studied with a certain discipline within the scope of its own aesthetic values. Love is a supreme authority, and those who do not rise up to this level cannot understand the truth and the secrets of existence. It is a divine power and gift granted to human beings, enabling them to develop and realize themselves. Today, however, love has been replaced with material things, and the sublimity of love has started to be trivialised and mentioned as if it was an unnecessary feeling. This perspective leads the individuals to become isolated and alienated both to herself/ himself and the society she lives in by rendering almost everything meaningless for them. The number of unhappy societies with depressed individuals has thus begun to increase. Before the end of the world, mankind should awake and save herself/himself, through resurrection, from the material and temporary ties of this world that consists of illusions. Therefore, people need to hold on to meaningful and transformative feelings like love.
Classical Turkish Literature, love, development, modern world, alienation