İbrahim Tatlıses

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Ibrahim Tatlıses
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Background information
Birth nameİbrahim Tatlı
Also known asEmperor, İbo
Born (1952-01-01) January 1, 1952 (age 67)
Urfa, Turkey
GenresFolk, pop, Kurdish arabesque, pop-folk
Occupation(s)Singer, actor, director, writer, producer, businessman
Years active1970–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)
Websitewww.tatlises.com.tr

İbrahim Tatlıses (born January 1, 1952) is a Turkish folk singer and former actor. Since the 1970s he has been one of the most well-known and successful singers of the pop Arabesk style. Tatlıses has recorded 42 albums, including notable albums such as Ayağında Kundura and Selam Olsun and was the host of the highly popular television programme İbo Show. He was also a leading actor that appeared in several dozen films, and also worked in the restaurant and tourism businesses. He survived an assassination attempt in 2011 after being shot in the head.

Personal life[edit]

İbrahim Tatlı[1] was born in Urfa (Şanlıurfa), in the southeast of Turkey.[1] He is of mixed Arab–Kurdish ancestry.[2][1][3] Kurdish is his mother tongue.[4] He lost his father during childhood, and did not attend high school.[5] He did not know how to read or write growing up.[5]

Kurdish issue[edit]

In the 1980s the Turkish government had banned the use of Kurdish; at a concert in Sweden in December 1986, he had sung folk songs in Kurdish and was thus prosecuted for separatist propaganda, but found not guilty in 1987.[6] The charge was dismissed after he showed regret.[7] 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".[6][8] For this, he was indicted on September 19, 1988.[6]

In 1994 there was evidence that Turkish counter-guerrilla organizations targeted Kurdish businessmen, including Tatlıses, Idris Ozbir, Halis Toprak, and Necdet Ulucan.[9] In 1998 it was reported that Tatlıses offered to be an intermediary between the government and the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) during the armed conflict .He recorded an track album with Iranian Kurdish musicians Abdollah Alijani Ardeshir.[10]

In 2018, he gave public support to the Turkish military operation in Afrin against the People's Protection Units.[11][12]

Marriages[edit]

Tatlıses married his first wife at Urfa's Justice Court. The couple had three children. In 1979, he began a relationship with his Kara Yazma co-star Perihan Savaş. From his marriage to Savaş, he has a daughter named Melek Zübeyde. Savaş and Tatlıses later got divorced. From his relationship with his Günah co-star, Derya Tuna, he has a son, named İbrahim "İdo" Tatlıses.

After returning from Germany, Tatlıses married Ayşegül Yıldız on 27 September 2011 in the rehabilitation facility where he was receiving treatment.[13] Mayor of Şişli Mustafa Sarıgül officiated the marriage service, while Fatih Terim was the witness.[14] Together the couple have a daughter, named Elif Ada.[15] They divorced in November 2013.[16]

Musical career[edit]

He sold tapes and sang at weddings and in restaurants until a producer discovered him in 1976.[1] He had adopted Tatlıses (sweet-voiced) as a stage name.[1]

Tatlıses is regarded the most famous of the Arabesk singers.[17] He is known popularly as "İbo".[17]

He recorded a track album with Iranian Kurdish musicians Abdollah Alijani Ardeshir in 2008.

Assassination attempts[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.[18][19] 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.[18][19] 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.[20] He was taken to the Acıbadem Hospital in Istanbul for emergency treatment.[21] He underwent a four-hour operation to have the bullet removed, after which he was in stable condition. He regained consciousness five days later.[1] 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.[1] On April 7, Tatlıses left Acıbadem Hospital with a police escort and travelled to Atatürk International Airport, where he was boarded the Ministry of Health's Hawker 900XP air ambulance for Germany, to receive intensive rehabilitation at the Murnau Trauma Clinic.[22]

Business[edit]

Tatlıses is involved in the restaurant and tourism businesses, as well as in construction projects with business partner Ali Sariyildiz in Iraq.[23]

Discography[edit]

  • 1970: Kara Kız
  • 1974: Sevdim de Sevilmedim
  • 1976: Ashab Gecesi
  • 1976: Urfa Emektaroğlu Bant Stüdyosu
  • 1977: Ayağında Kundura
  • 1977: Can Hatice
  • 1977: Huzurum Kalmadı
  • 1978: Doldur Kardeş İçelim
  • 1979: Toprağın Oğlu Sabuha
  • 1980: Bir Mumdur
  • 1980: Ceylan
  • 1981: Gelme İstemem
  • 1981: Gülmemiz 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[24]
  • 1996: Bende İsterem
  • 1996: Türkü Dinle,Söyle,Oyna
  • 1998: At Gitsin
  • 1999: Selam Olsun
  • 2001: Yetmez Mi?
  • 2003: Tek Tek
  • 2004: Aramam
  • 2005: Sizler İçin
  • 2006: İmparator Siler de Geçer
  • 2007: Bulamadım
  • 2008: Neden?
  • 2009: Yağmurla Gelen Kadın
  • 2011: Hani Gelecektin
  • 2014: Tatlıses Klasiği

Filmography[edit]

Actor[edit]

  • 1978: Sabuha
  • 1978: Ayağında Kundura
  • 1978: Toprağın Oğlu
  • 1979: Kara Yazma
  • 1979: Kara Çadırın Kızı
  • 1979: Fadile
  • 1980: Çile
  • 1980: Ayrılık Kolay Değil
  • 1981: Seni Yakacaklar
  • 1981: Yaşamak Bu Değil
  • 1981: Tövbe
  • 1982: Yalan
  • 1982: Alişan
  • 1982: Nasıl İsyan Etmem
  • 1983: Yorgun
  • 1983: Günah
  • 1983: Futboliye
  • 1984: Sevdalandım
  • 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 Yarası

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]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Matthews 2011.
  2. ^ Rough Guides 1999, p. 409.
  3. ^ "Tatlises rapped for using Kurdistan". kurdpress. 27 October 2013. Archived from the original on 21 November 2015. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  4. ^ Yasemin Çelik (1999). Contemporary Turkish Foreign Policy. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 70–. ISBN 978-0-275-96590-7.
  5. ^ a b SMN 1997, p. 70.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Lois Whitman; Jeri Laber (1987). State of Flux: Human Rights in Turkey: December 1987 Update. Human Rights Watch. pp. 93–. ISBN 978-0-938579-68-7.
  8. ^ Kurdish Times. 3–4. Cultural Survival, Incorporated. 1989. p. 11.
  9. ^ Daily Report. West Europe. The Service. 1994. p. 57.
  10. ^ Thomas M. Wilson; Hastings Donnan (22 January 1998). Border Identities: Nation and State at International Frontiers. Cambridge University Press. pp. 287–. ISBN 978-0-521-58745-7.
  11. ^ İbrahim Tatlıses'ten Recep Tayyip Erdoğan'a Özel 'Afrin' Türküsü
  12. ^ Turkish celebrities visit Hatay in support of Afrin operation
  13. ^ Eğrı, Ramazan (28 September 2011). "İbrahim Tatlıses evlendi". Hürriyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  14. ^ "İbo'dan sürpriz nikâh". Milliyet. 27 September 2011. Archived from the original on 13 December 2013. Retrieved 28 September 2011.
  15. ^ http://www.gazetevatan.com/tatlises-in-buyuk-aski-609490-magazin/
  16. ^ "İbrahim Tatlıses ile eski eşi Ayşegül Yıldız barıştı mı? Ayşegül Yıldız kimdir?". Hürriyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 2018-12-25.
  17. ^ a b SMN 1997, p. 66.
  18. ^ a b "Kurşun sıkanlar en az 2 kişi" (in Turkish). ntvmsnbc.com. 14 March 2011. Retrieved 15 March 2011.
  19. ^ a b "Turkish singer İbrahim Tatlises shot in head in attack". BBC News. 15 March 2011.
  20. ^ "Famous Turkish singer Ibrahim Tatlises headshot (UPDATE)". Trend. 14 March 2011. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  21. ^ "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.
  22. ^ "Tatlises arrives in Germany". Hürriyet Daily News. 7 April 2011. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  23. ^ Comert, Yesim (14 March 2011). "Turkish singer in critical condition after shooting". CNN. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  24. ^ Caglar Keyder Istanbul: Between the Global and the Local 1999 - 1461637937 p.138 "S-Muzik is Raks's elite arabesk division, recording and distributing Ibrahim Tatlises (whose recent “Klasikleri” alone is believed to have sold six million copies), Zeki Muren, Bulent Ersoy, Kayahan, and many more."

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