Hasret Gltekin

Hasret Gültekin

Hasret Gültekin 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 so-called 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 Hacıhanım Gültekin. He started playing bağlama at the age of six and dropped out of high school to pursue a career in music. He completed his first album Gün Olaydı (If It Had Been Day) when he was only sixteen years old.
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