Hasret Gültekin Turkey

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Hasret Gültekin (May 1, 1971 - July 2, 1993) was a Alevi-Kurdish-Turkish musician and poet who was murdered, along with 37 other people, in the Sivas Province of Turkey when a radical Islamist mob set fire to the hotel at which he was staying. He was born in the Han village of Sivas as the third child of Süleyman and Hac?han?m Gültekin. He started playing ba?lama at the age of six and dropped out of high school to pursue a career in music. He completed his first album Gün Olayd? (If It Had Been Day) when he was only sixteen years old.

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