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Classical Turkish Music in Şanlıurfa music councils (where people gather) has a very important place. So much so that when the meetings were started with the harmonies, today - in the past, absolutely was started with traditional Turkish Art Music.


Although it is far from the main cities in the Ottoman period, it is common and advanced to perform traditional Turkish Art Music in Şanlıurfa. It is estimated that after the city passed to the Ottoman Empire administration, the share of the famous musicians of the time when they were sent to exile from the prime city is left to be inhabited here.


Therefore, it is not a coincidence that the instrument profile used in the region is traditional Turkish Art Music instruments. Music has always expressed great interest and value in Şanlıurfa, and it has been influential in the development of musicals in Şanlıurfa at the point of view of the opinion leaders of the region and the leaders of the region. Thus, Singers and instrument players have always been treated with respect and appreciation in their communities.