Who Is Neşet Ertaş, Originally From? Neşet Ertaş Albums

Neşet Ertaş (1938 Kırtıllar Village, Akpınar, Kırşehir - 25 September 2012, İzmir), Turkish minstrel, the last great representative of the abdal tradition. Yaşar Kemal named Ertaş as "Bozkırın Tezenesi".

His father is Muharrem Ertaş and his mother is Döne Ertaş. She lived in Kırtıllar Village, the village where she was born until she was 8 years old, and then settled in İbikli Village with her family. She lost her mother Döne when she was 12 years old. His father, Muharrem Ertaş, married a woman named “Arzu” from the Kırıksoku village of Yozgat in the Central Anatolia Region, and after living in this village for a while, they settled in Yerköy district of Yozgat. Neşet Ertaş first learned to play the violin and then the baglama during his primary school years. Together with his father, Muharrem Ertaş, he started singing songs with his saz during the weddings of the region. Ertaş says that the only person affected is his father, Muharrem Ertaş. He expresses this situation as follows; "My father and I are people of the same spirit."

Art life

Neşet Ertaş, after staying in Kırşehir and then Kırıkkale for 2 years, came to İstanbul at the end of 1957 and released his first record in Şen Alarm Plak under the name Why Garip Garip Ötersin Bülbül, with a folk song belonging to his father Muharrem Ertaş. This record, which is very popular with the public, is followed by other vinyl, cassette and folk concerts. After working in Istanbul for 2 years, Neşet Ertaş settled in Ankara and continued her stage life there. He did his military service in Izmir Narlıdere in 1962. After completing his military service, he meets a girl named Leyla at the casino where he works in Ankara and immediately marries. His father, Muharrem Ertaş, strongly opposes Neşet's marriage. Neşet Ertaş and Muharrem Ertaş did not speak for many years after these events. Neşet Ertaş and Leyla Ertaş had two daughters named Döne, Canan and a son named Hüseyin from this marriage. After being married for 7 years, they separated in the early 1970s. In 1978, he paralyzed his fingers due to alcohol and cigarette use and was unemployed. He goes to Germany at the invitation of his brother. It gets treated. The artist, who stayed in Germany for a long time due to the education and artistic works of his children, returned to his stage life with a concert he gave in Istanbul in 2000.

The title of state artist presented to him in Demirel's time; “At that time Süleyman Demirel was the president. State artist was offered to me. I did not accept the offer saying 'we are all artists of this state, and the title of a state artist is discrimination to me'. If I stay as an artist of the people, this is the biggest happiness for me. Until now, I have not received a penny from the state, I only accepted the outstanding service award by the Turkish Grand National Assembly. I bought it on behalf of our ancestors who served this culture. " he refused. The people supported this attitude and Neşet Ertaş became a living legend. UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Protection Convention, the scope of the national inventory of the Living Human Treasures of Turkey who live on the National Inventory of human treasures adopted Ertas, was awarded the honorary doctorate award by the ITU State Conservatory on April 25, 2011, the attitude of binding and songs are taught in conservatories. His life and works Assoc. Dr. It was published as a two-volume book by Erol Parlak.


On 25 September 2012, he died in the hospital where he was treated in Izmir, due to advanced stage prostate cancer. His body was buried in Kırşehir Bağbaşı Cemetery. His grave is next to his father, Muharrem Ertaş. On the tombstone, "Be calm, human beings. Do not hurt, every soul is a heart, connected to God. Don't hurt, don't hurt. ” It is written.

Neşet Ertaş's name is found in the streets and schools in Kırşehir, and there is also a monument with his father, Muharrem Ertaş. He is the first instrument sculpted robot in the world. The Android statue was made by the world-famous sculptor Adil Çelik, and took its place in Kırşehir Neşet Ertaş Gönül Sultans Culture House. Her life is gamified under the name Neşe Dert Aşk.

Single parts 

  • 1957 - Why Are You Strange Garip Öters Nightingale
  • Çoban
  • Between the years 1957-1979, he made many vinyl albums that he did not even know about. Some of them are;
  • The Moire Bride
  • Halay Air with Diloy
  • When a Girl Arrives and Turns Ten
  • Riding the Devil's Horse
  • Like A Leyla
  • No Yardan Dessert
  • He's not putting obstacles if I'm in you
  • Ceylan
  • Unfaithful For Your Love (Woe To Me Woe To Me)
  • Cyprus Epic (Folk Song Written After Cyprus Peace Operation)
  • I got dressed I got dressed I went to the wedding
  • Weeping from the Hand of Love
  • Sar Leyla Leyla (wrote to his departed wife)
  • I'm sick
  • Like Tor Şahin
  • Don't Fit
  • Passenger (Passenger to this world)


  • 1957 - Why Are You Strange Garip Öters Nightingale
  • 1960 - Don't Go Leylam
  • 1979 - Türküler Passenger
  • 1985 - Sazlı Oyun Havaları
  • 1987 - Legendary Sayings Living with Folk Songs Bozlaklar Folk Songs
  • 1988 - Gonul Ne Gezersin Seyran Place
  • 1988 - I made it myself I found it myself
  • 1988 - Kind Girl
  • 1989 - No Sun Rises in Prisons
  • 1989 - Sazlı Oral Play Air
  • 1990 - Come Informally
  • 1992 - Shirin Kirsehir
  • 1993 - Aquarius Downloaded Aquarius
  • 1995 - Audition 2
  • 1995 - Audition 3
  • 1995 - Morning Time
  • 1995 - Golden Tunes 3
  • 1995 - My Homeland
  • 1997 - Nostalgia 1
  • 1998 - Undying Folk Songs 2
  • 1999 - Undying Folk Songs 3
  • 1998 - Heartache

Neşet Ertaş Collection 

  • 1999 - Zülüf Spilled 1 to Face Date of registration: 1969-1974
  • 1999 - Mount Gönül 2 Registration date: 1969-1974
  • 1999 - My Sealed Eye 3 Date of registration: 1969-1974
  • 1999 - Zahidem 4
  • 1999 - Where Are You
  • 2000 - The Strange Cannot Face the World 5 Date of registration: 1969-1974
  • 2000 - Why Çattın Brows 6 Date of registration: 1969-1974
  • 2000 - Çiçekdağı 7 Date of registration: 1969-1974
  • 2000 - Ayas Roads 8
  • 2000 - If I Love It, They Will Kill 9 Date of registration: 1974-1986
  • 2000 - Ağla Sazım 10 Date of registration: 1974-1986
  • 2000 - My Error 11
  • 2001 - Hello Friends 12
  • 2001 - Heart 13 with Saber
  • 2002 - For Those Who Know Your Heart 14
  • 2002 - Wow Wow World 15
  • 2003 - I became a Gurban
  • 2008 - Neşet Ertaş 2008


  • Can Dündar, Garip: Neşet Ertaş Documentary, Kalan Music
  • TRT Internal Production, Bozkırın Tissue, TRT
  • Cine5 Internal Production, Portraits Neşet Ertaş documentary, Cine5

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