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Aşık Veysel

Türkiye's great folk poet Aşık Veysel was born in 1894 as a farmer's child in the village of Sivrialan, in the Şarkışla district of Sivas. He died in his own village in 1973. The great poet lost his sight after contracting smallpox at the age of seven. The great saz poet Âşık Veysel, who matured over time, started to produce works with his fighting and socialist spirit, connected to the Turkish Revolution. He became famous with his poem "Atatürk is Türkiye's Resurrection" written in the 10th anniversary of the Republic. Veysel, who sang his works in the presence of Turkish Revolutionary Leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, processed the idea of unity and solidarity of humanity from tradition to the future with his immortal works produced one after another. The Presidency of Türkiye and UNESCO declared 2023 the World Year of Aşık Veysel, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his death.

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