Behçet Kemal Çağlar

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Behçet Kemal Çağlar
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Background information
Erzincan, Ottoman Empire, present-day Turkey
Died24 October 1969
İstanbul, Turkey
GenresOttoman classical music Turkish makam music
Occupation(s)Lyrics author

Behçet Kemal Çağlar (1908 – 24 October 1969) was a Turkish poet, educator and nationalist politician.[1]


Çağlar graduated as a senior mining engineer in 1929. He served as a regional manager at MTA (Turkish Mining Survey and Research Department), and for a short while, was a Member of Parliament.

In 1949 Çağlar published the magazine Şadırvan. He also directed the radio program "Şiir Dünyamız" (meaning Our World of Poetry in Turkish). Common themes in his poetry included Kemalism and populism.

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