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Koroglu
KOROGLU is a dance tune in a five-beat rhythm (2+3) that was well-known to the farming populations of Asia Minor
Asia Minor
and the Aydın area in particular. In Turkish, “köroğlu ”means “the son of the blind man” and the reference is to a famous troubadour whose reputation spread from Asia Minor
Asia Minor
as far as the Caucasus, Persia, and Central Asia. According to folk traditions and a famous epic narrative song also called “Koroglu” (possibly dating from the sixteenth century), the hero was a kind of Robin Hood
Robin Hood
figure who opposed the rich and the authorities and helped the poor. He thus assumed heroic proportions in the popular mind, although it is not possible to identify him with any specific historical personage
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Turkish Folk Music
TURKISH FOLK MUSIC (Türk Halk Müziği) combines the distinct cultural values of all civilisations that have lived in Turkey
Turkey
and its former territories in Europe
Europe
and Asia
Asia
. Its unique structure includes regional differences under one umbrella. It was the most popular music genre in the Ottoman Empire
Ottoman Empire
era. After the foundation of the Turkish Republic , Atatürk asked to make a wide-scale classification and archiving of samples of Turkish folk music
Turkish folk music
from around the country, which was launched in 1924 and continued until 1953 to collect around 10,000 folk songs. In the 1960s, Turkish folk music
Turkish folk music
met with radio and folk musicians like Aşık Veysel , Neşet Ertaş , Bedia Akartürk became the most popular names of the Turkish folk music
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Tamzara
TAMZARA (Armenian : Թամզարա; Azerbaijani : Tənzərə; Greek : Τάμσαρα or Τάμζαρα; Turkish : Tamzara) is an Armenian , Assyrian , Azerbaijani (regions of Sharur and Nakhchivan ), and Greek folk dance native to Anatolia
Anatolia
. The name is derived from a former Armenian village located in the region of Şebinkarahisar
Şebinkarahisar
. This dance was especially popular in the regions of Erzincan , Erzurum , Kigi , Arapgir , Harput , and Malatya
Malatya
. There are many versions of Tamzara, with slightly different music and steps, coming from the various regions and old villages in Anatolia
Anatolia

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Aydın
AYDıN (Turkish: ; eye-din; formerly named Güzelhisar), ancient Greek Tralles, is a city in and the seat of Aydın Province
Aydın Province
in Turkey 's Aegean Region . The city is located at the heart of the lower valley of Büyük Menderes River (ancient Meander River ) at a commanding position for the region extending from the uplands of the valley down to the seacoast. Its population was 207,554 in 2014. Aydın
Aydın
city is located along a region which was famous for its fertility and productivity since ancient times. Figs remain the province's best-known crop, although other agricultural products are also grown intensively and the city has some light industry
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Yarkhushta
YARKHUSHTA (Armenian : Յարխուշտա, pronounced ) is an Armenian folk and martial dance associated with the highlands of the historical region of Sassoun
Sassoun
in Western Armenia
Armenia
. Yarkhushta belongs to a wider category of Armenian "clap dances" (ծափ-պարեր, tsap parer). The dance is performed by men, who face each other in pairs. The key element of the dance is a forward movement when participants rapidly approach one another and vigorously clap onto the palms of hands of dancers in the opposite row . CONTENTS * 1 History and tradition * 2 Euphorigenic effect * 3 Modern revival * 4 Gallery * 5 Video links * 6 References * 7 See also HISTORY AND TRADITION Yarkhushta
Yarkhushta
is believed to have its origins in the early Middle Ages as it is mentioned in the works of Movses Khorenatsi , Faustus of Byzantium , and Grigor Magistros
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Book Of Dede Korkut
The BOOK OF DEDE KORKUT (Turkish : Dede Korkut or Korkut Ata, Azerbaijani : Dədə Qorqud, Turkmen : Gorkut Ata) is the most famous among the epic stories of the Oghuz Turks . The stories carry morals and values significant to the social lifestyle of the nomadic Turkic peoples and their pre-Islamic beliefs. The book's mythic narrative is part of the cultural heritage of Turkic countries , including Turkey
Turkey
, Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
, Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan
, Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
and to a lesser degree Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan
. The epic tales of Dede Korkut are some of the best known Turkic dastans from among a total of well over 1,000 recorded epics among the Mongolian and Turkic language families
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Turkish Folklore
The tradition of folklore —folktales, jokes, legends, and the like—in the Turkish language
Turkish language
is very rich, and is incorporated into everyday life and events
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Robin Hood
ROBIN HOOD is a heroic outlaw in English folklore
English folklore
who, according to legend, was a highly skilled archer and swordsman . Traditionally depicted as being dressed in Lincoln green , he is often portrayed as 'robbing from the rich and giving to the poor' alongside his band of Merry Men . Robin Hood
Robin Hood
became a popular folk figure in the late-medieval period, and continues to be widely represented in literature, films and television
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Asia Minor
Coordinates : 39°N 35°E / 39°N 35°E / 39; 35 The traditional definition of Anatolia
Anatolia
within modern Turkey
Turkey
ANATOLIA (from Greek Ἀνατολή, Anatolḗ – "east" or "(sun)rise"; in modern Turkish : Anadolu), in geography known as ASIA MINOR (from Greek : Μικρὰ Ἀσία Mīkrá Asía – "small Asia"; in modern Turkish : Küçük Asya), ASIAN TURKEY, ANATOLIAN PENINSULA, or ANATOLIAN PLATEAU, is the westernmost protrusion of Asia , which makes up the majority of modern-day Turkey
Turkey
. The region is bounded by the Black Sea
Black Sea
to the north, the Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
to the south, and the Aegean Sea
Aegean Sea
to the west
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Çakırcalı Mehmet Efe
ÇAKıRCALı MEHMET EFE (1872–1911) was a Zeybek , who was active as an outlaw in the region enclosing İzmir
İzmir
, Aydın
Aydın
, Denizli , Muğla and Antalya
Antalya
in modern western Turkey
Turkey
, from 1893 to 1910. Born in Ödemiş in 1871, he went out to the Aegean mountains at the age of 22 seeking revenge for his father, Çakırcalı Koca Ahmet Efe, who was murdered by an Ottoman sergeant. While the political standing of Çakırcalı is controversial, he is generally recognized as a legendary efe , who was protective of common people, fought against authority, and established justice in regions of his control. He also called by the Ottoman Empire
Ottoman Empire
"kirserdar" in other words commander-in-chief (of an army) a military rank in Ottoman Empire. But he decided to be in charge on his own
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Sivas Bar
SIVAS BAR (Armenian : Սեբաստիա պար), (Turkish : Sivas barı), (Turkish : Malatya
Malatya
Malatya
Malatya
bulunmaz eşin), (Turkish : Eğinim) is a form of the Anatolian folk dance Kaşık Havası or (halay)(yallı). The meter is 2/4. The original form of the folk dance Kaşık Havası was popular in Sivas , Malatya
Malatya
and Kemaliye .There are similar folkloric tunes known as Konyalım Yaman Çalar Şak Şak Kaşığı
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Suleiman Aga (dance)
SULEIMAN AGA (Turkish : Süleyman Ağa), is a form of the Balkan folk dance karşılama . Suleiman Aga is a folk dance spread all over Macedonia and Thrace
Thrace

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Shiksaray
TURKISH FOLK DANCES are the folk dances of Turkey
Turkey
. Facing three seas, straddling important trade routes, Turkey
Turkey
has a complex, sophisticated culture, reflected in the variety of its dances. The dominant dance forms are types of line dance . There are many different types of folk dances performed in various ways in Turkey, and these reflect the cultural structure of each region. The 'Bar' in Erzurum province , the 'Halay' in the East and Southeast, the 'Hora ' in Thrace
Thrace
, the 'Horon' in the Black Sea, 'Spoon dances' in and around Konya
Konya
and 'Lezginka' in Kars
Kars
and Ardahan are the best known examples of these
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Omal
The OMAL (also called Duz Horon or Flat Horon) was one of the first Pontic Greek dances to be developed from the region of Pontos . It is a relaxed dance and is danced for long periods of time, usually preluding the tik dance . There are many different melodies for different songs; one of the most famous songs is "Serranda Mila Kokkina" (σεράντα μήλα κόκκινα) (40 red apples). The step count is step-2-3-4, step-2. It is danced hand by hand
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Elmaların Yongası (song)
ELMALARıN YONGASı is a Turkish folkloric tune (türkü ). Elmaların yongası is a form of the Turkish folk dance Kaşık Havası . The meter is 4/4.The makam is çargah. Elmalar means apples and yonga means chip (that is the cut, chipped one). There are similar folkloric dance tunes known as Nizamikos in Greece
Greece
. Nizamikos is a Greek dance from Northern Greece. It is danced by men, and is very widespread in the city of Naousa. ORIGINAL FORMThe original form of the türkü was popular in Konya
Konya

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