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    Çanakkale Folk Song

    The story of the Çanakkale Folk Song is derived from a letter. The letter was written by Seyfullah, brother of Emrullah Nutku, who is the author of the book “A Glance at the Glorious History of Çanakkale”.

    Seyfullah was born in 1903. He was a student in the first grade of the high school, in that period before the war. The date seen on Seyfullah's letter is September 19, 1914. Seyfullah wrote this letter to his mother from Çanakkale.

    Evreşe Yolları Dar

    Evreşe is a town in the Gallipoli district of Çanakkale province in the Marmara region. The village has a coast to Saros Bay in the plain between Koru Mountains (Koru Dağları) and Ganos Mountains (Ganos Dağları).

    Çemberimde Gül Oya

    The song "Çemberimde Gül Oya" is a folk song of the Çanakkale region. The lyrics of the folk song were written by Kamil Nizam Bigalı and compiled by Ahmet Yamacı.

    The story of the folk song is a love story that ends with longing and sadness. In fact, what makes this folk song is that lovers cannot meet. Zarife and Ümit, who live in the Biga district of Çanakkale, are the main actors of this love story.


    Harmandalı Zeibek is a folk song and a zeibek performance belonging to the Aegean region known throughout Türkiye. Although the origin of this folk song is not known, it is widely believed to be originated somewhere between Çanakkale and Balıkesir.


    Although it is usually performed in the Marmara, Aegean, Central Anatolia and Mediterranean regions, everyone is familiar with the rhythm of Çiftetelli. Çiftetelli is performed solely for entertainment purposes, accompanied by rhythm, with the vibrations of the shoulders, arms, chest and legs of the body, by swinging the head. Çiftetelli is a play style performed with classical instruments or baglama.