Hakan Altun

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

He was born in Istanbul. When he left elementy, he got a place in the academy of music, where he completed his secondary, high and university education, thanks to his grandfather Hafız Zeki Altun. After he had had a BA in music, he continued his studies in music specifically on Traditional Turkish Music. In the second year of his studies, he quitted school and began to pursue a career as an instrumentalist in the Edirne State Choir. He played the lute. Before his military service, he performed in the most popular clubs of Istanbul. Then, he went to Ankara for his mandatory military service. Depending on what he has stated in TV interviews, after he was let down by his girlfriend who didn't want to talk to him on the phone, he came to realize that he had this gift of writing songs and he composed his very first song " Hani bekleyecektin" ( you promised you would wait) when he was in the army. His very first album was named after himself and he released a second album called Aglamak yok yuregim ("Never cry, my heart"), followed by a third, Nefesimsim ("You are my breath"). His fourth album was Yaralı bir askın oykusu ("The story of a broken heart") was followed by his fifth one, Hediye ("The gift"), and the sixth album, named Küstüm asklara ("I am cross with loves").

He is also a composer and he has composed a number of songs popular with numerous Turkish singers. With his unique voice and style of singing, he draws attention and appreciation from all music lovers. 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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