Historical Portrait of Prof. Dr. Sema Kut
I was born on April 28, 1931 in İstanbul. My father named me ''Sema'', originally an Arabic word, which means ''The Sky''. I was the only child of the family but I have never missed having a sister or a brother because I had a cousin who was born six months after my birth. The time that I was born, was the 8th year of the proclamation of the Turkish Republic, when national feelings were high. I grew up with nationalistic feelings such as the love of my country, love of my flag, love of the Turkish army, but on the other hand I had never thought that human beings are different wherever they live or they belong, maybe it is because since my childhood I had Armenian, Jewish, Greek and German friends.