Nükhet Duru

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Nükhet Duru (left) and Sezen Aksu in a concert in Cemil Topuzlu Open-Air Theatre, İstanbul, 2012

Nükhet Duru (born 19 May 1954 in Niğde) is a Turkish singer.[1] She started singing at Florya Deniz Club in Istanbul[2] in 1971. She released her first 45 album “Aklımda Sen Fikrimde Sen – Karadır Kaşların” in 1974. It was followed by many singles like “Beni Benimle Bırak – Gerisi Vız Gelir” (1975), with which she won a Golden Plate. Her first LP album “Bir Nefes Gibi” was released in 1977. In that same year, Duru was awarded the “Most Successful Female Singer of the Year”. In 1978, she participated in a song contest with Modern Folk Trio, which was held in Seoul, and won first place. In the 1980s, she began singing Turkish Traditional music. Besides as a pop and Turkish traditional music singer, Duru has performed on TV programs,[3] musicals, films and TV dramas.[4] She has received many awards.

Her song Ben Sana Vurgunum was heavily sampled by The Weeknd in his song Often from his 2015 album, Beauty Behind the Madness.


  1. ^ Stokes, Martin (2010). The Republic of Love: Cultural Intimacy in Turkish Popular Music. University of Chicago Press. p. 119. ISBN 978-0-226-77506-7.
  2. ^ "Erkek dergilerinden kapak teklifi geliyor". Star Gazete. 16 July 2005. Retrieved 5 November 2010.
  3. ^ "Nükhet Duru Interview". TRT Turkish Radio Television. 26 October 2010. Retrieved 5 November 2010.
  4. ^ "Nükhet Duru Films, TV Series". Sinematürk Official. Retrieved 5 November 2010.