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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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Aydın
Aydın
Aydın
(Turkish: [ˈajdɯn]; 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
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. [3] Aydın
Aydın
city is located along a region which was famous for its fertility and productivity since ancient times
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Tamzara
Tamzara (Armenian: Թամզարա; Azerbaijani: Tənzərə; Greek: Τάμσαρα or Τάμζαρα; Turkish: Tamzara) is an Armenian, Assyrian, Azerbaijani (regions of Sharur
Sharur
and Nakhchivan),[1][2] and Greek [3] folk dance native to Anatolia.[4][5][6] The name is derived from a former Armenian village located in the region of Şebinkarahisar.[citation needed] This dance was especially popular in the regions of Erzincan, Erzurum, Kigi, Arapgir, Harput, and Malatya. There are many versions o
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Asia Minor
Anatolia
Anatolia
(Modern Greek: Ανατολία, Anatolía, from Ἀνατολή, Anatolḗ, modern pronunciation Anatolí;[needs IPA] Turkish: Anadolu "east" or "(sun)rise"), also known as Asia
Asia
Minor (in Medieval and Modern Greek: Μικρά Ἀσία, Mīkrá AsíaTurkish: Küçük Asya, , modern pronunciation Mikrá Asía – "small Asia"), Asian Turkey, the Anatolian peninsula, or the Anatolian plateau, is the westernmost protrusion of Asia, which makes up the majority of modern-day 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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Robin Hood
Robin Hood
Robin Hood
is a legendary heroic outlaw originally depicted in English folklore and subsequently featured in literature and film. According to legend, he was a highly skilled archer and swordsman. In some versions of the legend he is depicted as being of noble birth, and having fought in the Crusades
Crusades
before returning to England
England
to find his lands have been taken by the Sheriff. In other versions this is not the case and he is instead born into the yeoman class. Traditionally depicted dressed in Lincoln green, he is said to have robbed from the rich and given to the poor. Through retellings, additions, and variations a body of familiar characters associated with Robin Hood
Robin Hood
have been created. These include his paramour, Maid Marian, his band of outlaws, the Merry Men, and his chief opponent, the Sheriff of Nottingham
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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, Aydın, Denizli, Muğla and Antalya in modern western 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 "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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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992 album by Vesta Williams "Special" (Garbage song), 1998 "Special
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Book Of Dede Korkut
The Book of Dede Korkut or Book of Korkut Ata (Turkish: Dede Korkut or Korkut Ata; Azerbaijani: Dədə Qorqud, دده قورقود; Turkmen: Gorkut Ata) is the most famous among the epic stories of the Oghuz Turks
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Turkish Folk Music
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. 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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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.Contents1 Turkish folklore1.1 Nasreddin Hoca 1.2 Karagöz ve Hacivat 1.3 Yunus Emre 1.4 Köroglu2 Folklore
Folklore
from the Black Sea Region2.1 Vine-breaking 2.2 Cutting the shoelace 2.3 Passing beneath a Blackberry
Blackberry
Tree 2.4 Shown to the Moon 2.5 Tying someone 2.6 Tree Worship 2.7 End of Winter Cemre3 Important Figures in Black Sea Folklore 4 Beings and Creatures in Turkish folklore 5 See also 6 ReferencesTurkish folklore[edit] Nasreddin Hoca[edit] Main article: Nasreddin Hoca Perhaps the most popular figure in the tradition is Nasreddin, (known as Nasreddin Hoca, or "teacher Nasreddin", in Turkish), who is the central character of thousands of jokes
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Mandra Havasi
Mandilatos
Mandilatos
(Greek: Μαντηλάτος; Turkish: Mandra havasi; Armenian: Laz bar) is a Greek folk dance from Thrace, in 2+2+3 7 16 and 7 8 pattern. Mandilatos
Mandilatos
is a couples' dance that takes its name from the mandilia that are held while performing it
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Yarkhushta
Yarkhushta
Yarkhushta
(Armenian: Յարխուշտա, pronounced [jɑɾχuʃtɑ]) is an Armenian folk and martial dance[1] associated with the highlands of the historical region of Sassoun
Sassoun
in Western Armenia.[2][3][4] Yarkhushta
Yarkhushta
belongs to a wider category of Armenian "clap dances" (ծափ-պարեր, tsap parer).[5] The dance is performed by men, who face each other in pairs
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Elmaların Yongası (song)
Elmaların yongası [1] [2] is a Turkish folkloric tune (türkü). Elmaların yongası is a form of the Turkish folk dance Kaşık Havası.[3]The meter is 4/4.The makam is çargah. Elmalar means apples and yonga means chip (that is the cut, chipped one).[clarification needed] There are similar folkloric dance tunes known as Nizamikos in Greece.[citation needed] Nizamikos is a Greek dance from Northern Greece
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Omal
The Omal
Omal
(also called Duz Horon
Horon
or Flat Horon) was one of the first Pontic Greek dances
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
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Shiksaray
Turkish folk dances are the folk dances of 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
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Sivas Bar
Sivas
Sivas
bar (Armenian: Սեբաստիա պար), (Turkish: Sivas
Sivas
barı), (Turkish: Malatya
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