Who is Gülden Karaböcek?

Second Gülden Göktürk, or known as Gülden Karaböcek (born November 4, 1953, Ankara), is a Turkish fantasy, arabesque singer.

His life and career

First years
He was one of the first names of arabesque and fantasy music and tried many styles throughout his music career, but earned his real fame from his unique arabesque songs defined as fantasy. The artist, whose original name was Yedek Gülden Göktürk, after completing his primary and secondary education in Ankara, he studied singing, musical notation and solfege from Yaşar Aydaş on Ankara Radio. He came to Istanbul from Ankara with his family and filled his first record at the age of 14-15 on the account of the company called Pathé: "Written Income & I Stay Strange" 45. On this record, famous artist Orhan Gencebay accompanied Karaböcek with his baglama. The artist, who released his first two records under the name of Gülden Göktürk, took the nickname of his sister, Neşe Karaböcek, the famous star of the period, through the court channel in 1972 due to the domestic tension he experienced.

Gülden Karaböcek, who sang folk songs called Anadolu Pop Folk in the 70's, also successfully performed arrangements such as "Wounded Heart", "But Together, Hook Together", "Taka Taka", "Stop Let Me Go". Gülden Karaböcek is accompanied by Nilüfer and Füsun Önal on vocals in the song "Dur Leavema Beni [2]", the Turkish speaker of "Non Ce N'est Pas Fini". Gülden Karaböcek worked with successful musicians such as Onno Tunç, Garo Mafyan, Norayr Demirci and Esin Engin at that time.

In the first half of the 70's, Gülden Karaböcek successfully performed the works of poets such as Aşık Veysel, Aşık Mahzuni Şerif, Neşet Ertaş, Aşık Nesimi Çimen, Aşık Mevlüt İhsani. Gülden Karaböcek, who worked with the veterans of Turkish Folk Music such as Arif Sağ, Selahattin Bölük, Yücel Paşmakçı, was in this period from Aşık Veysel "To Deep Creek" by Aşık Veysel, from Aşık Mahzuni Şerif "Mehmet Emmi", "Smoky Smoke", "Humidity Remained" , "The World Lying With The Pleasure of Touching" and "Here I am Going Çeşm-i Siyahim," Aldırma Gönül "by Sebahattin Ali," This Is Your Justice "by Ali Ercan," Gönül Mountain "by Neşet Ertaş and" I Wandered into Ivy Roses " She sings works such as “Oy Beni Beni” and “Oy Bende Yare Bende” by Aşık Mevlüt İhsani. Although Karaböcek's works published this period from Şah Plak are called Anadolu Pop-Folk, some of them also contain Progressive rock and funky elements.

In the period of 1975-1976, influenced by the compositions of Ferdi Tayfur, who was another artist of Elenor and who was introduced to new fame just like himself, the artist's arabesque style "Tell Me the Truth", "Evening Sun", "Wildflowers", "I got used to it", He successfully included some of his compositions such as “Çeşme” and “What would I have known” on his records. The famous musician Onno Tunç puts his signature on the arrangements in all of his works in this period as the arranger.

Gülden Karaböcek gained her real fame with her famous film Dilek Taşı, which she translated in 1977. The "Wish Stone", released just after it, brought the artist's number 45 masterpiece to the top as the unforgettable classic of 1. The success of the film Dilek Taşı and his 1978th success has opened the door to a much greater success for the artist and thus the famous “Müzik ve Me” album was born. In this album, which was released in 45, Karaböcek clearly and naturally reveals his composer identity, all his musical knowledge and the accumulation of emotions of the years, first of all, "I am crawling", "Separation Necklace", "Broken Hands", "Bahtıma Yanarım" and "Lost He signed many hits, including "Dreams".

He also has 1978 feature films he shot in 1985 (Wish Stone), 1986 (Do You Hear My Wish, The Neighborhood, Don't Live With Your Longing, What Would Be If You Love), 6 (If I'm Crying). Nostalgia tapes created from selected works, as well as the albums he made, were frequently published. As a composer, he is a member of MESAM and MÜYORBİR. She is still living in Istanbul-Beylikdüzü and is the mother of a boy named Alpay, born 12 June 1975, from her first marriage with Atilla Alpsakarya on September 14, 1979, and a daughter named Nur, born on February 16, 1986, from her second marriage with Recep Armağan Düzgit on August 27, 1988. .

Her album “Gülden Fırtınası” in April 1982; Despite hits such as "I'm offended you the world", "Judgment Day", "Two Words", "Can I Endure", "How Can I Smile", it could not achieve the expected commercial success.

Gülden Karaböcek, whose albums attracted great attention, I Cry If I Live and You Hear, gave concerts in London Palladium in England and Australia in 1983. In 1984, he took the stage as a headliner at Çakıl Music Hall (with Selami Şahin), one of the famous casinos of the period, and at the Ekici-Över Casino at the İzmir Fair. While performing at Çakıl Casino, names such as Zeki Müren, Müzeyyen Senar, Ferdi Tayfur came to watch the stage and shared the same stage with Zeki Müren. He had many famous names such as İbrahim Tatlıses, Barış Manço, Belkıs Akkale, Sezer Güvenirgil, Ayşe Mine, Five Years Ago Ten Years Later and Atilla Arcan in their sub-staff at the İzmir Fair. He went on a European tour with Bülent Ersoy and Ferdi Tayfur and gave concerts in many European countries, especially Germany. In 1987 and 1988, he gave public concerts with great attendance at Istanbul Gulhane Park. Turkey's first domestic CD released by the label in a miracle my God Düzgit plaque 1987. He released 5 albums to his company named Aziz-Jet-Sedef and another album to Düzgit account. Between 1968 and 1987, the artist released 20 LPs of 45 and 9 LPs from the record companies Pathé, Şah, Elenor, Oscar and Düzgit, respectively.

In the early 1990s, he released albums such as "Memories Beni Enough", "Ara Beni Mutluluk", "Remember Me". Gülden Karaböcek, who released the pop album “Kısmetse Olur” in 1992, worked with the master musician Garo Mafyan on this album. The artist, whose lyrics are written by Şehrazat, "Kismetse Olur", "Kırgınım Memories" and "Time Thief", is also the composer of these works. In line with the spirit of the 90s, Karaböcek performed a pop style cover of the folk song “My Kibarım”, previously interpreted by İzzet Altınmeşe, in this album. The regulation, of course, belongs to Garo Mafyan. Gülden Karaböcek, who interprets almost all kinds of songs throughout her art life, also successfully interpreted the song "Be My Gift" by Ahmet Kaya, whose lyrics belong to Yusuf Hayaloğlu and the famous poet Orhan Veli Kanık's "Güllerim Lal". Gülden Karaböcek, who also sang the song "Yalanmaydı", whose lyrics and music belongs to Fatih Kısaparmak, also shot a clip for this song. In 1993, Gülden Karaböcek sings the poem of the poet Nâzım Hikmet named "Why You Are Late" in the album "Hayrını Gör". Gülden Karaböcek, who released the album “Silemem” released by Özer Plak in 1997, shot a clip for the song “Günahkarım” in this album. The song "Mother", whose lyrics belong to Mehmet Yüzüak, attracted great attention. After Gülden Karaböcek, she took a break from music for a long time due to the problems in her private life and the crisis in the music market.

His last album is Güldence, which was released in 2001. In this album, Gülden Karaböcek includes the works of poets and poets such as Aşık Mahzuni Şerif, Aşık Nesimi Çimen, Musa Eroğlu, Ali Tekintüre, Cengiz Tekin, Fatih Kısaparmak, Ferdi Tayfur and Özhan Eren. The artist in this album; "Moisture Left", "Endless Nights" and "Dumanlı Dumanlı" by Aşık Mahzuni Şerif, "Telli Turnam" by Musa Eroğlu, "Vay Deli Gönül" by Aşık Nesimi Çimen, "Black Train" by Özhan Eren. He sings the folk songs with his usual Güldence attitude. Karaböcek, in addition to the works of Ali Tekintüre's lyrics and music, "Separate from the Mother" and "I wouldn't love," as well as the compositions of Ferdi Tayfur's "İçim Yanar", Cengiz Tekin's "I Couldn't Say" and Fatih Kısaparmak's "Crying Crying". reader. Gülden Karaböcek pulls the single clip of the album to the song "I Wouldn't Happen" by Adnan Aslan, with lyrics to Ali Tekintüre. Gülden Karaböcek contributed to Murathan Mungan's tribute album Söz Vermiş Şarkılar in 2004 with the song "Otel Odaları". In 2006, after 22 years, he took the stage again in Izmir Fair with Muazzez Abacı at Nostalgic Göl Casino. In 2004, he returned to his active music life, and in addition to very special venues such as Eylülist Music Club, Paella, Cahide, Nahide, 5th Floor, Parkorman, Ghetto, Harbiye Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theater, in Azerbaijan Haydar Aliyev Palace (2010) and Turkey has started to give concerts around.

In an interview with Olcay Ünal Sert from Milliyet Newspaper on April 5, 2010, Gülden Karaböcek said, “There is riot in your songs. In 'Creeping' you say, "Create me from the beginning, eliminate me from trouble and crawl into my pain," "Let it break my hands", "When will it end God, this torment is left to days without tomorrow". Why was this rebellion in those years? “It reflects an era. After the September 12, 80 revolution, he came across a painful period. Lacks, oil, petrol lines… People found solace in painful songs. We are currently experiencing a new one. Actually, I am a composer, I have to ask those who wrote these songs. " gave the answer.

It was deemed worthy of the Lifetime Honorary Award at the 2012th Magazine Journalists Association Golden Objective Awards ceremony held at the Sheraton Hotel in Ataköy, Istanbul in 18. He said, “You are the real owners of the songs”, stating that his songs are publicly owned, after his thank you speech while receiving his award.

Gülden Karaböcek's songs are often featured in TV series. While Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ played the leading role in the series called Kuzey Güney, the great hit of the 80s, I Cry, I Live, while in the TV series Repentance, the anthem of the stadiums, Sürünüyorum, "Kalbim Seni Chose", to Kırılsın Ellerim and You to Married, to the Eighties. In the series, his songs called Ben Olmalıydı and Separation Necklace were included.

Gülden Karaböcek gave concerts in 2015 in Dortmund, Cologne, Essen and Berlin in Germany, and she gave her first concert of 2016 in the capital Ankara, which is also her birthplace. He took the stage at the 5st International Başyayla Cherry and Culture Festival in Didim on 2016 July 7 and in Karaman on 2016 July 1. Gülden Karaböcek, who took the stage at Beirut Performance Hall in Istanbul on November 5, 2016, celebrated her birthday on the stage.

Written and directed by Mu Tunç and starring Burak Deniz and Büşra Develi, the movie "Arada" featured the remix of the song 'Şaka Yaptım' by Gülden Karaböcek in 1972. The new arrangement of the song belongs to Orkun Tunç.

The original recordings of Gülden Karaböcek's records released under the label of Şah Plak between 1971 and 1973 and Armageddon Turk remixes were released in 2018 as 2 CDs in collaboration with Sony Music & Median. While the original records were on the first CD, there were remixes arranged by Orkun Tunç on the second CD. This album was later released in record format. Gülden Karaböcek launched her album at the concert she named "Roots and Filizler" in Istanbul Babylon.

Gülden Karaböcek's first two records of her career, published as Gülden Göktürk in 1969, "Life Book", "Yazılar Gelir Başa", "Why Have I Come To The World" and "Garip" were reproduced in digital platforms by Gloss Music in 2018 under the name of "The Past in the Past". published.

Gülden Karaböcek made a duet with Mabel Matiz in the song "Kalbime Azap". This song was released on Matiz's album "Maya" in 2018. Gülden Karaböcek shared the same stage with Mabel Matiz on February 14, 2019 and sang the song 'Kalbime Azap' together. In this concert at Volkswagen Arena, Karaböcek also sang the song "Dilek Taşı" upon intense demand.

On October 16, 2018, Gülden Karaböcek and Cemil Topuzlu shared the same stage with names such as Cahit Berkay, Semiha Yankı, Ercan Turgut, Bilgen Bengü, Ersan Erdura, İskender Doğan, Rana Alagöz, Selçuk Alagöz at the concert held at the Harbiye Open Air Theater. At the concert titled 'My Mother's Songs', Gülden Karaböcek was accompanied by her daughter Nur Düzgit on the stage, and they performed a duet for the song 'Crawling'.

Gülden Karaböcek took the stage with Gönül Yazar, Seyyal Taner, Semiha Yankı, İskender Doğan, Ersan Erdura at the nostalgic Family Casino concert on January 18, 2020 at Büyük Club. She is often referred to as the Queen of Sorrow because she often includes the theme of love and separation in her songs. The artist is continuing his work on his last album and a surprise album is expected.



  • The Writings Revenue / I Was Strange (1968)
  • Life Book / Why I Came to the World (1968)
  • If I Spill My Trouble To Deep Creek / Oy Me, Yare Me (1971)
  • Justice Is This World / Oh, Me (1971)
  • My Sick Heart / Gonul Mountain (1972)
  • As Your Eyes Smile / I Forgot You Now (1972)
  • Run, Run / The Most Beautiful in the World (1972)
  • Wounded Heart / But Hook Together (1972)
  • I loved it, I loved it, what I gained / I made a joke to you (1972)
  • I Repent To Love / We Have No Eyes But Why Would It Happen (1973)
  • Here I Go Çeşm-İ I'm Black / Smoky Smoky Oy Our Hands (1973)
  • Don't Leave Me / You Will Laugh Into Crying (1973)
  • The Lover in Your Heart / Joke (1973)
  • Ahu Gözlüm / Don't Ask Me Anymore (1974)
  • Moisture Left / Endless Nights (1974)
  • Order That Sear / Don't Go Durnam (1974)
  • You are a Liar / Ela Gözlüm (1975)
  • Tell Me The Truth / Stop Listen Darling (1975)
  • Wildflowers / The World Lying to Your Touch (1976)
  • Çeşme / What Did I Know? (1977)
  • Wish Stone / What Is To Love (1978)


  • From the Heart of Anatolia (1975)
  • Roses (1975)
  • Rose Blackberry 2 (1975)
  • My Friend (1977)
  • Rose Blackberry 3 (1977)
  • Wishing Stone (1978)
  • Music and Me (1979)
  • Fountain (1981)
  • Storm of the Rose (1982)
  • Woman of Troubles (1982)
  • Lying Germany (1983)
  • The World of Gülden (1983)
  • I Don't Enjoy The World (1984)
  • Don't Beg (1984)
  • If I Cry, I Live (1984)
  • Love is Enough (1984)
  • I Was So Alone (1984)
  • Will You Hear My Scream (1985)
  • I Love You (1986)
  • Justice Is This World (1987)
  • Longing Spring (1987)
  • A Miracle God (1987)
  • Ten Years at the Top / My Compositions (1988)
  • I'm Late for Happiness (1989)
  • Are Memories Erased? (1989)
  • Songs of My Life (1989)
  • Lost My Youth (1989)
  • I'm Late for Happiness (1989)
  • I am guilty (1989)
  • Remembering Enough (1990)
  • Memories Are Enough for Me (1990)
  • Call Me Happiness (1990)
  • I Love You (1990)
  • Hasret Spring with Love Poems (1991)
  • We Both Loved (1991)
  • You are the Cost of My Patience (1992)
  • Will Happen (1992)
  • See Your Good (1993)
  • Broken Memories (1993)
  • Was it a lie (1994)
  • Prayer of the Lovers (1994)
  • For You (1995)
  • I Can't Delete (1997)
  • You're enough for me (1997)
  • Laughing (2001)
  • Remember Enough / Collect The Sun For Me (2010)
  • A Miracle God / Speak Only, My God (2011)
  • Be Yours (2012)
  • Remnants of the Past (2018)
  • 1971/1973 Original Records & Remixes (2018)


  • Wishing Stone
  • Will you hear my cry
  • Don't Live With Your Longing
  • Suburb
  • What Would Happen If You Love
  • If I'm Crying I'm Living

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