Turkish music stars born in 1978

Here are 8 famous musicians from Turkey were born in 1978:

Emir Işılay

Emir Işılay (August 23, 1978 Istanbul-) also known as Emir Isilay is a Turkish composer and film score composer.

He has composed music for numerous Turkish and international films, television series, and commercials. Some of his most notable works include the scores for the films "Muhteşem Yüzyıl: Kösem," "Kardeşim Benim," and "Ayla: The Daughter of War." Aside from his work as a composer, Emir Işılay is also a musician, playing piano, keyboards, and guitar. He has released several albums across various genres, including pop and electronic music. In addition to his film and music career, Emir Işılay is also an advocate for mental health awareness and has spoken publicly about his own struggles with anxiety and depression.

He graduated from Istanbul Bilgi University with a degree in Communication Arts and later completed a master's degree in Composition at Istanbul Technical University's Center for Advanced Studies in Music. Emir Işılay has received several awards throughout his career, including a Golden Butterfly Award for his work on the television series "Kara Para Aşk." He has also served as a jury member for various music and film festivals. Emir Işılay is known for his ability to seamlessly blend traditional Turkish music with contemporary sounds in his compositions. He continues to work on new projects and collaborations with artists and filmmakers.

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Özgü Namal

Özgü Namal (December 28, 1978 Üsküdar-) also known as Ozgu Namal is a Turkish actor.

She was born in Istanbul and later moved to Antalya with her family. Namal's passion for acting began at a young age and she pursued her dream by studying at the Izmir Dokuz Eylul University State Conservatory. She made her acting debut in the 2003 Turkish film "Karpuz Kabuğundan Gemiler Yapmak" (Boats out of Watermelon Rinds) and quickly rose to fame with her performances in popular TV series such as "Sessiz Gece" (Silent Night) and "Kuzey Rüzgari" (North Wind). Namal has won numerous awards for her acting, including the Golden Orange for Best Actress at the Antalya Film Festival. In addition to her acting career, she is also a supporter of various charitable causes and has worked with organizations such as UNICEF and the Turkish Red Crescent.

Namal has also established herself as a talented singer, having released her first album "Aşk Düşüşü" in 2009. She has since released several other albums and has collaborated with renowned Turkish musicians such as Mustafa Ceceli and Emre Kaya.

Namal is known for her outspoken views on women's rights and has been involved in various campaigns promoting gender equality. In 2015, she was appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Women National Committee in Turkey. She has also been recognized for her contributions to Turkish culture and was awarded the "State Artist" title in 2019.

Despite her success, Namal has faced criticism for her political views and has been targeted by online trolls. However, she continues to use her platform to speak out on social and political issues, and is regarded as a role model for many young Turkish women.

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Hayko Cepkin

Hayko Cepkin (March 11, 1978 Istanbul-) a.k.a. Cepkin, Hayko is a Turkish keyboard player, singer, actor, musician and songwriter.

His discography includes: Sakin Olmam Lazım, Tanışma Bitti, Sandık and Aşkın Izdırabını. Genres he performed include Alternative metal, Anatolian rock, Alternative rock, Death metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock, Thrash metal, Industrial rock, Black metal, Industrial metal, Pop rock and Post-hardcore.

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İsmail YK

İsmail YK (July 5, 1978 Hamm-) also known as Ismail YK, Ismail Yurtseven or İsmail Yurtseven is a Turkish musician, singer-songwriter and singer.

Discography: bombabomba.com, Şappur Şuppur, Bas Gaza, Haydi Bastir, Solo, One Minute, Psikopat and Metropol. Genres: Adult contemporary music, Dance-pop and Pop rock.

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Orhan Ölmez

Orhan Ölmez (May 1, 1978-) also known as Orhan Olmez is a Turkish , .

Discography: Herşeyin Farkındayım.

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Gökhan Tepe

Gökhan Tepe (February 8, 1978 Kartal-) also known as Tepe, Gökhan is a Turkish actor, film score composer and musician.

His most important albums: Belki Hüzün Belkide Aşk, Canözüm, Yürü Yüreğim, Çöz Beni, Vur, , Kendim Gibi and . His related genres: Pop music.

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Ayşe Hatun Önal

Ayşe Hatun Önal (July 29, 1978 Adana-) a.k.a. Ayse Hatun Onal or Önal, Ayşe Hatun is a Turkish model, singer-songwriter and singer.

Her discography includes: Sonunda and Sustuysam. Genres related to her: Electronic music and Turkish pop music.

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Soner Sarıkabadayı

Soner Sarıkabadayı (December 8, 1978 Kahramanmaraş-) also known as Sarıkabadayı or Sarıkabadayı, Soner is a Turkish , .

His discography includes: Kara, Trio, Buz, Pas, Sadem, Seveni Arıyorum, İtiraz, İnsan Sevmez Mi?, Tuzlu Su&İtiraz and Tuzlu Su Akustik. Genres related to him: Turkish pop music.

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