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Turkish folk music varies region to region. Most of these regional folk songs are a dance music combination. Songs from the area near the Black Sea tend to be more lively where as songs from the south of turkey tend to be more sad and belong to the genre called lament. The marriage songs too differ from region to region. In southeastern turkey the songs the style followed is called the Halay, the Zeybek is done by Aegean guests and in most other Rumeli regions the Ciftetelli is followed.
During the 70’s and 80’s artists like Aşik Veysel and Mahsuni Şerif started making songs which were less spiritual and had more sociopolitical messages to pass to the people.
The traditional Turkish folk instruments are saz or baglama, kemenche, zurna, ney, davul, darbuka and many more. The darbuka is popular in the rumeli regions whereas the kemenche is popular around the Black Sea regions.
Some popular Turkish folk songs are:
- Tanridan diledim from Erzincan region
- Elif turkusu from Selanik region
- The misket from Ankara region
- Ciftetelli from Istanbul region.