Who is İbrahim Tatlıses?

📩 04/01/2023 09:06

İbrahim Tatlıses (born January 1, 1952, Şanlıurfa), or real name İbrahim Tatlı, Turkish singer, composer, producer, actor, television programmer, businessman. Apart from his music career, İbrahim Tatlıses also made various investments in the food, construction and search and rescue sectors. Tatlıses, who became famous with the Kundura song on his feet, has released more than thirty albums, acted as an actor and director in many films and has been the host of the İbo Show for 19 years. Carols, Turkey is known in Greece as well as the Middle East.

Besides music, television and cinema, İbrahim Tatlıses has investments in many areas such as food, tourism, construction, communication (TV channel, radio station) and transportation. On March 14, 2011, the program survived the armed attack, seriously injured.

Childhood and the discovery of his voice

He was born in 1952 in Urfa - in a cave, as he says - the eldest of seven children of liver chef Ahmet Tatlı and his wife Leyla. İbrahim Tatlıses's father is Arab and his mother is of Kurdish origin. From time to time, he made different statements regarding his ethnic identity. İbrahim Tatlıses replied, "My father is Arab, my mother is Kurdish, and I am Turkish" when asked what do you express yourself in a program broadcast on Kanal D. In Arbil Carols concert in 2005. "My father is Turkish, Kurdish my mom, I bring you greetings from Turkish My son Turkey Turkey" has greeted the audience saying.

His father was in prison when Tatlıses was born. He has never been to school. When asked why he could not read later, he replied as if there was Oxford in Urfa and did we not go. He started working as a child: he sold water, he was screaming.

«I was a child. In order to earn 20 cents more, I was selling water in theaters shouting 'Come on, ice cold water'. One day, a man sitting on the sofa suddenly stood up. He slapped me in the face saying, 'Shut up donkey, are we going to listen to you'. And those slaps I ate brought me this far. »

He was a cold iron master in construction. It was discovered by a filmmaker from Adana while singing in construction. At first, he came to Adana and then to Ankara, where he took the stage in casinos and pavilions. In 1974, he became famous with the "Kundura on His Foot", which he sang at the Kınalı Pavilion in Ankara, and appeared on Ankara Radio first and then on TV one New Year's Eve. He moved to Istanbul towards the mid 70's and started to take the stage here. Here he met the musician Yılmaz Tatlıses, who gave him his last name.

Music career

He entered the world of music with "Black Girl" and "Don't Burn Me, Come I Love". He received his diploma from the primary school he graduated from outside on 45 June 30 from Kartalbey Primary School in Kilis. He entered the cinema industry in 1976 with the movie Kundura-Ceylan on His Foot. In 1978, he starred in the film Black Writing with Perihan Savaş. In 1979, he played with Derya Tuna in the movie Sinah. He founded İdobay Müzik in 1983. In the 1987's its reputation expanded to Greece and the Middle East. İbrahim Tatlıses is also known as a director, actor, screenwriter, songwriter, columnist, composer, programmer and singer. Companies owned by İbrahim Tatlıses; continues its activities in the branches of food, film, production, tourism, aviation and publishing group.

On March 10, 2008, he released his album titled Why, and in May 2009, the album Yağmurla came Kadın. In addition, this album also includes a Kurdish folk song called "Şemmame", which is widely spoken and discussed. In 2009, he announced that he broke all ties with Yıldız Tilbe, who he had written and composed for years. In 2010, he released his last album, Hani Gelecektin.

Business life

İbrahim Tatlıses, besides his music career, has made various investments by entering the food, construction and travel sectors. One of these, “Tatlıses Çiğköfte” is still operating. Tatlıses TV is the music channel of İbrahim Tatlıses. Afterwards, he left Türksat. Broadcasting place and studios are in Seyrantepe. He landed on Türksat satellite with his own Uplink. Tatlıses TV broadcasts mainly on Turkish music, as well as programs such as news, magazines, city guides, talk shows, and politics. It broadcast from D-Smart platform and Türksat 2A satellite. He made Digiturk, Cable TV and terrestrial broadcasts for a while. It ended its broadcasting life on September 5, 2014 due to the inability to pay its debts.

Political life

Ibrahim Tatlises; In the parliamentary elections held on 22 July 2007, he became the İstanbul 3rd Region 1st ordinary parliamentary candidate from the Genç Parti, and could not be elected as a deputy when his party failed to pass the threshold.

Carols 2011, Turkey was found in the Justice and Development Party candidacy application before the general election but was not nominated by this party. İbrahim Tatlıses became an independent candidate for parliament from Şanlıurfa in these elections, but later withdrew his candidacy.

In the 2015 elections, İbrahim Tatlıses applied for a candidacy for a deputy candidate from his hometown Şanlıurfa to the AK Party, but could not be elected.

İbrahim Tatlıses made an application from the AK Party to become a parliamentary candidate for the elections to be held on June 24, 2018, but was not nominated again. It was learned from Izmir that AK Party refused to be nominated 2th from the parliamentary candidate list and therefore it was not a candidate. [7] Thus, in his political life, he made four attempts for parliamentary candidacy in total.

Kurdish issue

In the 1980s the government banned the use of Kurdish; He sang Kurdish folk songs at a concert in Sweden in December 1986 and was thus tried for making separatist propaganda, but was not found guilty in 1987. After showing remorse, the charge was denied. In 1988, businessman Mehmet Yılmaz was asked to sing a Kurdish folk song at a cultural festival in Uşak, but he refused, saying I am a Kurd but the law prohibits me to sing in Kurdish. He was charged for this on September 19, 1988.

In 1994, there was evidence of Turkish guerrilla organizations targeting Kurdish businessmen, including Ibrahim Tatlises, Idris Ozbir, Halis Toprak and Necdet Ulucan. In 1998, Tatlıses reportedly offered to be an intermediary between the government and the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) during an armed conflict. He recorded an album with Iranian Kurdish musician Abdollah Alijani Ardeshir.

In 2018, he supported the Operation Olive Branch against the People's Protection Units (YPG) in Afrin.


İbrahim Tatlıses made his first marriage with Adalet Durak in Urfa. The couple had three children. His relationship began with Perihan Savaş, whom he met in 1979 in the film Black Writing. She had a daughter named Melek Zübeyde from her marriage to Savaş. The news published in the newspapers dated 9 August 1984 stated the following: “Perihan Savas, the film actress, who claimed that she was beaten for seven hours after being kidnapped by İbrahim Tatlıses, applied to the prosecutor's office that Tatlıses was mentally ill and asked for her arrest. It was seen that Savaş's eye was black and his left eyebrow was burst. Tatlıses said, “War is the mother of my child. I could not make me proud as a man to walk around right and left ”. The war ended his relationship with Tatlıses afterwards. He had a son named “Ido” (Ibrahim) from his relationship with Derya Tuna, whom he met in 1983 while filming Sinah.

İbrahim Tatlıses married Ayşegül Yıldız in the hospital on September 27, 2011. While the Mayor of Şişli, Mustafa Sarıgül, performed the wedding of the couple, Fatih Terim was the witness of the marriage. Divorced with Ayşegül Yıldız on 29 November 2013. İbrahim Tatlıses has a daughter named Elif Ada from his marriage to Ayşegül Yıldız.

Dilan Çıtak, whose daughter was born in 1989, who was out of wedlock from Işıl Çıtak, appeared in 2013.

Armed attack and treatment process

He was wounded in the head as a result of gunfire with a long-barreled gun in Maslak during the Ibo Show program broadcast on Beyaz TV on the night of 14 March 2011. Tatlıses, who was subsequently taken to the hospital, was connected to the intensive care unit as a result of the 6-hour surgery. The official statement made by the doctors was as follows; “The artist's life is in danger, but less so than where we started.” Damla Buket Çakıcı, assistant of İbrahim Tatlıses, was also injured in the attack. A wide-ranging investigation was initiated about the attack, which was learned to have been made from a gray Fiat Linea brand car, and as of March 16, 2011, the vehicle was found. The number one suspect of the assassination, Abdullah Uçmak, has been caught.

The artist, who stayed in the intensive care unit at Acıbadem Maslak Hospital for two weeks, was taken out of the intensive care unit on March 28, 2011, according to the statement made by his doctors, thus his life-threatening situation was removed. As of April 6, 2011, his family took Tatlıses to Germany by plane belonging to the Republic of Turkey, with the desire to continue the treatments in Germany. In the following years, medical brain surgery was performed by American neurosurgeons, who are among the best in the world, in Miami, Florida, United States.

Overseas Achievements

Israeli singer Noa Kirel used the melody of Tatlıses' song called Aramam as a sample in her song פאוץ. Youtubereached 32 million views in. The melody of the same song was used in the Belgharam song of the Lebanese singer Wael Kfoury. Syrian singer Nassif Zeytoun used the music of Tatlıses' Ungrateful Cat in her song Mannou Sharet, and the song reached 57 million views. Lebanese singer Elissa used the music of Tatlıses' song `` Let's Sing '' in her song 'Nefsi Aollo'. Youtubereached 76 million views in.

Ibrahim Tatlises Albums

  • 1970: Black Girl / Don't Burn Me, Come Beautiful
  • 1974: Palandöken Plak
  • 1975: Rain
  • 1976: Urfa Emektaroğlu Band Studio
  • 1976: Companions Night
  • 1977: I'm out of peace
  • 1978: Fill Brother, Let's Drink
  • 1996: I Want It Too
  • 1998: Throw It
  • 1979: Sabuha
  • 1980: Gazelle
  • 1981: I Don't Want to Come
  • 1983: Lie
  • 1982: That's Not Living
  • 1984: My Life
  • 1982: Just Be Happy
  • 1989: The Sad Truths
  • 1999: Hello
  • 2001: Isn't It Enough
  • 2003: One by One
  • 2004: My Call
  • 1985: Blue Blue
  • 1986: My Rose / Smile A Little
  • 1988: Bayar Public Concerts
  • 1991: Hit Me / I Swore
  • 2005: For You
  • 2006: The Emperor Passes In Sides
  • 2007: Couldn't find
  • 2008: Why
  • 2009: The Woman Coming with the Rain
  • 2010: You Were the Future
  • 1987: Allah Allah / Hulya
  • 1988: Black Dungeon
  • 1988: My Phosphorous Walnut
  • 1989: The People
  • 1990: shall I tell
  • 2013:  Miracle
  • 2014:  Tatlıses Classic
  • 1990: I Die for Love
  • 1992: Oh My Wish
  • 1993: Mega Love
  • 1994: say it
  • 1995: İbrahim Tatlıses Classics



Year Movie Role Notes
1978 sabuha Faruk
Shoe On His Feet / Ceylan İbrahim
Son of the Earth
1979 Black Writing Ibo
Daughter of the Black Tent İbrahim
fadile İbrahim
1980 Separation Is Not Easy İbrahim
Suffering Ibo
1981 They Will Burn You
This Is Not To Live İbrahim
Repentance Mehmet
1982 Lie Yusuf
Alishan Alishan
How I Won't Rebellion Hasan
1983 Tired İbrahim
Sin Yasar
Football Guest Player
1984 I am in love Kemal from Urfa
Aysem İbrahim
1985 blue blue Kerim
Love Hasan
I'm alone Ferhat
1986 smile a little Alexander of Urfa
I'm down Yusuf
Drunk İbrahim
1987 Gee İbrahim
My rose Hidir
Heartbroken Heartbroken
1988 You're in love İbrahim
dream Ibrahim Tatlises
Here is a servant of mine Ferhat from Urfa
Dark Dungeon Jamal
Am I not a human
1989 Ceylan İbrahim
Phosphorous Şahin
1992 I fell in love
1993 Hitman Kemal Kemal, Yilmaz
1997 Firat Yusuf 34 Episodes
2006 I couldnt find it Ali 2 Episodes

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