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When he returned to Moscow at the end of August, he offered Vera Tulyakova to write a play together. The writing of the play continued through 1959 and in the beginning of 1960, the play was staged at the Yermalova Theatre. At this point, they had already decided to live together. Since he was not married to Münevver Andaç in legal terms, there was not any procedure for divorce. He signed over his dacha in Peredelkino, his 1957 make Volga automobile, his furniture, television set, radio, tape recorder, books and pictures to Dr. Galina with whom he had now been living together for eight years; the papers were signed at the notary. He left himself only his apartment in Moscow. They went to Baku with Vera Tulyakova and they stayed for three months in Kislovodsk which was a vacation centre on the north of the Caucasus. Nâzım Hikmet was happy but he was also uneasy because of the fear of losing this happiness at any time. He wanted to marry and thus bind to himself the young woman of whom he was intensely jealous. Otherwise, his fits of jealousy would know no end. Vera Tulyakova separated from her husband a while after they returned to Moscow but she had to yield custody of their daughter with her husband. The young woman married Nâzım on 18 November 1960.
He wasn't sure about what to feel concerning Münevver Andaç and Mehmet. What set an example were the beginning lines he wrote for "İki Sevda" (Two Loves) while they were working together with Vera Tulyakova knee to knee: "Bir Gönülde iki sevda olmaz, yalan olabilir."
When he went to Paris for the second time, his wife Vera was also with him. This trip was like a honeymoon. They stayed in Paris for forty days. Nâzım Hikmet went to Cuba alone to give the Peace Prize to Fidel Castro in the name of the World Peace Committee.
Before leaving Paris, he met Joyce Salvadori Lussu who was a delegate of the Peace Committee from Italy. He had made the acquaintance of Lussu in the Peace Meeting in Stockholm in 1958. She admired his poetry but she did not know of Piraye and Vera and she assumed that he was writing those poems for his wife who was forbidden to leave Turkey. When she went to Istanbul in 1960, she found the opportunity to meet Münevver Andaç. She stayed as a guest in her house and learned her struggle to earn a living on her own, with her two children, and thus decided to help her escape from Turkey with her children.
Because positive response was not forthcoming from the Italian Communist party, Lussu began to look for other ways. She developed some plans on her own, and was thinking of beginning to act around the time when she met up with Nâzım again. She told Nâzım that she was going to help his wife and children escape from Turkey. Nâzım was pleased but he could not believe it.
A rich businessmen, Carlo Gulluni, sailed on his yacht between the Turkish ports on the Aegean coast. He was spending much money, just like a wealthy tourist. At the end, he anchored in Ayvalık. At Ayvalık, Joyce Lussi left the yacht and flew to Istanbul. She managed to bring Münevver Andaç and her two children to Ayvalık by eluding the policemen waiting in a jeep across the street from their house. As soon as they arrived, the yacht sailed towards the Island of Lesbos in Greece. They had a big sea accident in the dark, but Greek fishermen saved them and they arrived in Athens.
Münevver Andaç, Renan, and Mehmet were in Poland at the beginning of August.
Nâzım Hikmet had newly returned from Cuba.
Their meeting in Warsaw was not sincere. Nâzım did not meet them at the airport. He came to the restaurant of the hotel the day after their arrival. Münevver knew of the other woman. Nâzım had written to her that he was married. But given the circumstances, she found it more convenient to act as if she had just found out that the man she still thought of as her husband was married to another woman. In the more recent phase of their correspondence, they had some unpleasant moments. Münevver was also aware that her husband had lived with a woman doctor in Moscow for years.
Nâzım, on the other hand, had been warned by a letter that his wife had been unfaithful to him, and this information had eased his conscience. Thus Münevver's escapade became for him the natural rationale to grip on. Just as he had when he was leaving Piraye, he was feeling guilty on account of both his life and his poems.
His new wife Vera was very upset at all of these events. She did not want to lose Nâzım.
Nâzım knew that he would have trouble with these two women if he did not manage to keep them away from each other. He entrusted Münevver and her children and his son Mehmet, whom he had missed for years, to his Polish friends' care and decided not to take them to Moscow. An apartment was rented and furniture was bought. A teaching job was found for Münevver Andaç at the Faculty of Eastern Languages.
Nâzım Hikmet was in Berlin in September 1961. In his "Autobiography," written on the 11th of the same month, he said "sevdiğim kadınları deli gibi kıskandım/şu kadarcık haset etmedim Şarlo'ya bile/aldattım kadınlarımı/konuşmadım arkasından dostlarımın."
A Soviet Union passport was given to Nâzım Hikmet in January 1962 through the intervention of Krushchev. Nâzım and Vera went to Egypt in order to participate in the congress of the Asian and African Authors Union in February. Chinese delegates objected to Nâzım Hikmet's participation as a Turkish delegate because of his lack of a Turkish passport. Nâzım delivered a long speech telling how he was related to Turkey by his language and very existence. He received standing applause and this speech procured his election as the head of the Congress.
Nâzım Hikmet, although his health was getting worse every day, did not abstain from participating in the meetings in Prague, Berlin, Leipzig and Bucharest in 1962.
Nâzım and Vera went to Italy for travel and rest in November 1962. They visited Milan, Florence and Rome. They proceeded to Paris to welcome the new year with the Dinos. Turkish people, Turkish food and the Turkish language seemed as means of relaxation and purification for the poet. He made his wife happy, dazzling her with the spectacle of shopping in the consumer societies.
They returned to Moscow on 4 January 1962.
Nâzım Hikmet participated in the meeting of Asian and African Authors in Tanganyika in February of 1963.
He was in Berlin in March and April.
After he returned to Moscow at the end of April, he wrote the poem named "Cenaze Merasimim" (My Funeral Rite). While their apartment was cleaned and painted, they stayed in a dacha in Staraya Ruza.
A while after they returned from Staraya Ruza, Nâzım Hikmet died of a heart attack at his house in Moscow on the morning of 3 June 1963.
He was buried in the Novodeviciy Cemetery with a ceremony held by the Authors Union.
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