Hakan Altun

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Hakan Altun (born 1972) is a Turkish singer, songwriter and an instrumentalist.

He was born in Istanbul. After elementary school, he got a place in the academy of music, where he completed his secondary, high and university education, assisted by his grandfather Hafız Zeki Altun. After graduation bachelor of arts in music, he continued his studies focusing on Traditional Turkish Music. In his second year of post-graduate studies, he quit to pursue a career as an instrumentalist in the Edirne State Choir, playing the lute. Before a break for mandatory military service in Ankara, he performed in the most popular clubs in Istanbul. In TV interviews, he has stated that he composed his very first song " Hani bekleyecektin" ( you promised you would wait) when he was in the army, motivated by his girlfriend's refusal to speak with him on the phone. After his eponymous first album, he went on to release Aglamak yok yuregim ("Never cry, my heart"), Nefesimsim ("You are my breath"), Yaralı bir askın oykusu ("The story of a broken heart"), Hediye ("The gift") and, the sixth, Küstüm asklara ("I am cross with loves").

He has composed a number of songs popular with Turkish singers. He can play the lute, cumbush, guitar and clavier.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1999 Hani Bekleyecektin 1
2000 Ağlamak Yok Yüreğim 1
2002 Nefesimsin 1
2003 Yaralı Bir Aşkın Öyküsü 1
2005 Hediye 1
2006 Küstüm Aşklara 1
2006 Aşk Ayrılık ve Adam 1
2010 Tercihimdir 1

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