The centre of the world? Crossing the borders of Iraq, Iran, Russia, Syria, Greece and Bulgaria will bring you to Turkey.
Being in such a diverse neighbourhood means that Turkey has many different styles of music; sad film songs called Arabesque, pop music, with stars like Tarkan and Sezen Aksu and Kurdish styles where one song is sung for as long as three hours.
Turkish music is also popular in Germany where many Turkish people live and work. In the UK, the London Turkish community is centred around Hackney and Harringay.