Turgut Berkes

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Turgut Berkes (born 1953) is a Turkish rock musician, painter, and writer. He was born in 1953 in İzmir, Turkey.

He was educated at the TED Ankara College and then at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art. He worked as a radio programmer, librarian, journalist and translator until 1989 when he founded with his partner Fuat Güner (of the famous Turkish pop trio Mazhar-Fuat-Özkan (MFÖ)) FT Recording Studios in Istanbul, which was at the time the most advanced in Turkey. In 2000 he released a solo album titled Karakutu ("The black box"), which was met with great critical acclaim. He continues to live and work in Istanbul, dividing his time between freelance literary & technical translation work, music production, rehearsals and concerts with his band "Karakutu" and a "perennial virtual album" project; whereby new material is uploaded regularly and can be downloaded freely from his official website.

He continues his life in Bodrum at a tranquil bay since 2007 with his family and cats. He still writes songs and tries to survive on translations. He has great friends like Ilban Ertem, who is a talented artist.

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