Turkey : Tribute to the Plectrum of the Steppe, Neşet Ertaş
A "Neşet Ertaş Respect Concert" was organized by the Karabük University KBU Fethi Toker Fine Arts and Design Faculty and Gazi University Gazi Education Faculty Fine Arts Education Department.
Photography : Ersin Turan, Anadolu Agency
Neşet Ertaş (1938 – 25 September 2012) was a Turkish folk music singer, lyricist, modern ashik and virtuoso of the traditional Turkish instrument the bağlama. His profession in Turkish is known as "halk ozanı", which literally means "folk bard". The Turkish writer, Yaşar Kemal gave Ertaş his nickname, "Bozkırın Tezenesi" (literally: "Plectrum of the Steppe"), writing it in a book he gave him as a gift.