Cem Karaca & Barış Manço — Uzun İnce Bir Yoldayım

Yesterday I visited a nearby location to my home, central of Beşiktaş district of Istanbul. I sat down in the very center in a bank. In my behind, there was CHP district office. They were playing this record loud.

I like this record.

In my high school times, I was listening Cem Karaca all the time. He was an important person for me. He was the most different character in Turkish art scene for long decades. He expressed anger, sadness, “struggle” etc in full power of it. Still, there is no other example of this in Turkey.

I was sad when he died.

What was the message of CHP district office by playing this record? Nothing, right. Just a nice song.

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