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Kurdish Singer Ahmet Kaya

In 1999 the famous folk singer was awarded one of Turkey's most prestigious musical awards. But it was a night that changed his life, as his widow, Gulten Kaya recalls.

In 1999 the famous folk singer was awarded one of Turkey's most prestigious musical awards. But his announcement at the ceremony that he would record a song in his native Kurdish spelt the end of his career. Cagil Kasapoglu speaks to his widow, Gulten Kaya, about the night that changed their lives.

Photo: Ahmet Kaya on stage (credit: GAM Productions)

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Fri 11 Nov 2016 13:50GMT

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