İbrahim Tatlıses

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İbrahim Tatlıses
İbrahim Tatlıses (8 Temmuz 2007).JPG
İbrahim Tatlıses in July 8, 2007
Background information
Birth name Ibrahim Tatlises
Also known as Emperor, Ibo
Born (1952-01-01) January 1, 1952 (age 62)
Şanlıurfa, Turkey
Origin Kurdish
Genres folk, pop, arabesque, world, pop-folk
Occupation(s) Singer, actor, director, writer, producer, businessman
Instruments Davul, zurna
Years active 1970-present
Labels Palandoken Plak (1970-1974)
Studyo Yalcin (1975-1977)
Omer Plak (1978)
Turkuola Plak (1979-1982)
Star Plakcilik (1983-1984)
Bayar Muzik (1985-1986)
Emre Plak (1987-1989)
Kaya Muzik (1990-1991)
Raks Muzik (1992-1998)
Universal Muzik (1999-2001)
Erolkose Muzik (2003-2004)
Idobay Muzik (2005-2010)
Poll Production (2011-presents)
Website www.tatlises.com.tr

İbrahim Tatlıses (born İbrahim Tatlı[1]) is a Turkish folk singer and former actor with Kurdish origin. He was born in the city of Şanlıurfa. Tatlıses has recorded 42 albums, including notable albums such as Ayağında Kundura and Selam Olsun. He is also the host of the television programme İbo Show and is a leading actor who has appeared in several dozen films. He has directed most of the films he acted in. Also, he is a businessman involved in the restaurant and tourism businesses, as well as in construction projects in Iraq.[2] He was shot in the head in an assassination attempt in 2011.

Shootings[edit]

He was shot in the leg in 1990, and survived an assassination attempt in 1998. On 14 March 2011, he was attacked and seriously wounded in the head.[3][4] At 00:30 local time, he and his spokeswoman Buket Çakıcı were shot at by unknown assailants after leaving the offices of the private Turkish channel Beyaz TV following his weekly television show.[3][4] As they entered their vehicle, Tatlises was hit with a bullet that entered the back of his skull and exited through the front. Çakıcı was also hit in the neck, but survived the attack. The perpetrators carried Kalashnikov rifles and escaped in a black car.[5] He was taken to the Acıbadem Hospital in Istanbul for emergency treatment.[6] He underwent a four-hour operation to have the bullet removed, after which he was in stable condition. He regained consciousness five days later.[7] After a week, the doctors announced that he was recovering well. Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan visited him and also announced that he was recovering well. The police in Turkey arrested around 20 people involved in the attack.[7] On Thursday April 7, Tatlıses left Acıbadem Hospital with a police escort and travelled to Atatürk International Airport, where he boarded the Ministry of Health's Hawker 900XP air ambulance for Germany, to receive intensive rehabilitation at the Murnau Trauma Clinic.[8]

Private life[edit]

Tatlıses was born in Siverek, Şanlıurfa, Turkey, and is of Kurdish and partial Arab origin,[9][7] Kurdish and Arabic being his mother tongues.[10] He lost his father during childhood, and did not attend high school.[10] He did not know how to read or write.[11]

He sold tapes and sang at weddings and in restaurants until a producer discovered him in 1976.[10] He had adopted Tatlıses (sweet-voiced) as a stage name.[7]

In the 1980s the Turkish government had banned the use of Kurdish; at a concert in Sweden in December 1986, he had sung two folk songs in Kurdish and was thus prosecuted for separatist propaganda, but found not guilty in 1987.[12] In 1988, he was asked by businessman Mehmet Yilmaz at a cultural festival in Usak to sing a Kurdish folk song, but refused, saying "I am a Kurd, but the laws ban me for singing in Kurdish".[12][13] For this, he was indicted on September 19, 1988.[12] He records songs only in Turkish.[10]

After returning from Germany, Tatlıses married Ayşegül Yıldız on 27 September 2011 in the rehabilitation facility where he was receiving treatment.[14]

Discography[edit]

  • 1970: Kara Kiz
  • 1974: Sevdimde Sevilmeim
  • 1976: Ashab Gecesi
  • 1976: Urfa Emerktaroglu Bant Studyosu
  • 1977: Ayağında Kundura
  • 1977: Can Hatice
  • 1977: Hurzurum Kalmadi
  • 1978: Doldur Kardeş İçelim
  • 1979: Toprağın Oğlu Sabuha
  • 1980: Bir Mumdur
  • 1980: Ceylan
  • 1981: Gelme İstemem
  • 1981: Gulmemiz Gerek
  • 1982: Yaşamak Bu Değil
  • 1983: Yalan
  • 1984: Benim Hayatım
  • 1985: Mavi Mavi
  • 1986: Gülüm Benim/Gülümse Biraz
  • 1987: Allah Allah/Hülya
  • 1988: Kara Zindan
  • 1988: Fosforlu Cevriyem
  • 1989: İnsanlar
  • 1990: Söylim mi?
  • 1991: Vur Gitsin Beni/Yemin Ettim
  • 1992: Ah Keşkem
  • 1993: Mega Aşk
  • 1994: Haydi Söyle
  • 1995: Klasikleri
  • 1996: Bende İsterem
  • 1996: Turku Dinle,Soyle,Oyna
  • 1998: At Gitsin
  • 1999: Selam Olsun
  • 2001: Yetmez Mi?
  • 2003: Tekk Tekk
  • 2004: Aramam
  • 2005: Sizler İçin
  • 2006: Imparator Silerde Gecer
  • 2007: Bulamadım
  • 2008: Neden?
  • 2009: Yağmurla Gelen Kadın
  • 2011: Hani Gelecektin
  • 2014: Tatlıses Klasiği

Filmography[edit]

Actor[edit]

  • 1978: Sabuha
  • 1978: Ayaginda Kundura
  • 1978: Toprağın Oğlu
  • 1979: Kara Yazma
  • 1979: Kara Çadırın Kızı
  • 1979: Fadile
  • 1980: Çile
  • 1980: Ayrilik Kolay Degil
  • 1981: Seni Yakacaklar
  • 1981: Yaşamak Bu Değil
  • 1981: Tovbe
  • 1982: Yalan
  • 1982: Alişan
  • 1982: Nasil Isyan Etmem
  • 1983: Yorgun
  • 1983: Günah
  • 1983: Futboliye
  • 1984: Sevdalandim
  • 1984: Ayşem
  • 1985: Mavi Mavi
  • 1985: Sevmek
  • 1985: Yalnızım
  • 1986: Gülümse Biraz
  • 1986: Yıkılmışım Ben
  • 1986: Sarhoş
  • 1987: Gülüm Benim
  • 1987: Allah Allah
  • 1987: Dertli Dertli
  • 1988: Hülya
  • 1988: Aşıksın
  • 1988: Bir Kulum İşte
  • 1988: Kara Zindan
  • 1988: Ben İnsan Değil Miyim
  • 1989: Ceylan
  • 1989: Fosforlu
  • 1992: Aşık Oldum
  • 1993: Tetikçi Kemal
  • 1997: Fırat (mini) TV Series
  • 2003: Hayat Bilgisi (Mini) TV Series
  • 2009: Hicran Yarasi 5 bolum Konuk Oyuncu

Director[edit]

  • 1982: Yalan
  • 1983: Yorgun
  • 1983: Günah
  • 1984: Ayşem
  • 1986: Sarhoş
  • 1986: Gülümse Biraz
  • 1986: Gülüm Benim
  • 1987: Dertli Dertli
  • 1988: Hülya
  • 1988: Aşıksın
  • 1997: Fırat (mini) TV Series
  • 2003: Hayat Bilgisi Konuk Oyuncu TV mini series
  • 2009: Hicran Yarasi 5 Bolum Konuk Oyuncu

Writer[edit]

  • 1983: Günah
  • 1998: At Gitsin
  • 1999: Selam Olsun
  • 2001: Yetmez Mi?

Producer[edit]

  • 1982: Yalan

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Comert, Yesim (14 March 2011). "Turkish singer in critical condition after shooting". CNN. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Kurşun sıkanlar en az 2 kişi" (in Turkish). ntvmsnbc.com. 14 March 2011. Retrieved 15 March 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Turkish singer İbrahim Tatlises shot in head in attack". BBC News. 15 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "Famous Turkish singer Ibrahim Tatlises headshot (UPDATE)". Trend. 14 March 2011. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Haber: Maslak Acıbadem Hastanesi Başhekimi Çağlar Çuhadaroğlu yoğun bakımda olan İbrahim Tatlıses'in son durumunu açıkladı. haberi" (in Turkish). Internethaber.com. 14 March 2011. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c d Matthews, Owen (20 March 2011). "The Middle East’s Sinatra". Newsweek. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "Tatlises arrives in Germany". Hürriyet Daily News. 7 April 2011. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  9. ^ Broughton, Simon; Ellingham, Mark; Trillo, Richard, eds. (1999). World music: the rough guide. Africa, Europe and the Middle East who lives now in The Capital of London in the borough of Hackney Dalston. Rough Guides music reference series. London: Rough Guides. p. 409. ISBN 9781858286358. 
  10. ^ a b c d Zürcher, Erik Jan (2004). Turkey: A Modern History (3rd ed.). New York: I.B.Tauris. p. 316. ISBN 9781850433996. 
  11. ^ Studia Musicologica Norvegica. Universitetsforlaget. 1997. p. 70. 
  12. ^ a b c Lois Whitman; Thomas Froncek (1989). Paying the Price: Freedom of Expression in Turkey. Human Rights Watch. pp. 102–. ISBN 978-0-929692-15-9. 
  13. ^ Kurdish Times. Cultural Survival, Incorporated. 1989. p. 11. 
  14. ^ Eğrı, Ramazan (28 September 2011). "İbrahim Tatlıses evlendi". Hürriyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 17 June 2013. 

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