Hasret Gültekin – Bir İnsan Ömrünü Neye Vermeli

This is my favourite song for the weekend. Beautiful words, beautiful voice of Hasret Gültekin who was tragically killed in Sivas in 1993. Lyrics were written by Zülfü Livaneli. The title means ‘ for what should a person give their life”   Bir insan ömrünü neye vermeli Harcanıp gidiyor ömür dediğin Yolda kalan da bir

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Hasret Gültekin

A song from Hasret Gültekin who was tragically killed at the age of only 21 in what became known as the Sivas Massacre on July 2nd 1993. The Madımak Hotel in Sivas was hosting an event to commemorate 16th Century folk poet and rebel, Pir Sultan Abdal and was set alight by religious extremists who

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