Serçeşme Hünkar Hacı Bektaş Veli Festival Begins

Sercesme Hunkar Haci Bektas Veli Festival Begins
Sercesme Hunkar Haci Bektas Veli Festival Begins

İBB will host major events in the year of commemoration of Hacı Bektaş Veli, declared by UNESCO. The meeting of brotherhood, humanity and justice will take place at the "Serçeşme Hünkar Hacı Bektaş Veli Festival". During the events between 30 July and 1 August, 45 master artists and nearly 60 institutions will meet with Istanbulites. IMM President, who said, "I invite all souls from all over Anatolia to be united at the Haci Bektas Veli Festival," with an open call on his social media page. Ekrem İmamoğluwill host CHP Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on the second day of the festival.

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM); Hünkar Hacı Bektaş Veli, one of the most important symbols of peace, humanism and equality, will be commemorated with a three-day festival. The messages of Hacı Bektaş Veli, one of the most important intellectual leaders of humanity, "Come, souls, let's be one" and "The end of the road without knowledge is darkness" will be passed from heart to heart and will be passed on to future generations. The festival, in which Alevi-Bektashi associations and federations will participate, will take place between 30 July and 1 August. CHP Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu will attend the second day of the event series, where interviews, workshops, children's activities, panels and many other programs are prepared.


IMM President Ekrem İmamoğlu; A special video has been released for the festival that will take place in the year of commemoration of Hacı Bektaş Veli, declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Sharing that a big event will be held for the first time in the history of the institution, İmamoğlu used the following statements:

“We will be heart to heart, heart to heart in the first Haci Bektas Veli event held in this context. Together, we will remember Hünkar Hacı Bektaş with enthusiasm, who took the service to the public as a service to God and came from human to human. its values; together, we will commemorate his love for people, nature and living things, his tolerance embracing differences and his unconditional belief in peace. Today, society and all humanity need the calls of Hacı Bektaş for unity, solidarity and brotherhood. We also prepared a very special light and video show describing the culture of Hacı Bektaş. I respectfully commemorate Hacı Bektaş Veli on the 750th anniversary of his death. I invite all souls from all over Anatolia to be one at the Hacı Bektaş Veli Festival.”


İBB will organize a festival in Yenikapı Event Area for Hacı Bektaş Veli, who has enthroned hearts with his thought that goes beyond the ages. In the three-day event program, Arif Sağ, Musa Eroğlu, Mongols, Cengiz Özkan, Yeni Türkü, Tolga Sağ, Ender Balkır, Brother Folk Songs, Muharrem Temiz, Fuat Saka, Sadık Gürbüz, Dertli Divani, Şevval Sam, Gülcihan Koç, Ahmet Aslan, İlkay Akkaya , Mikail Aslan, Grup Abdal, Cem Adrian, Özlem Taner, Nilüfer Sarıtaş, Metin-Kemal Kahraman, Ali Rıza-Hüseyin Albayrak, Özlem Taner, İhsan Er, Tayyar Erdem, Volkan Kaplan, Cem Erdost Advanced, Erkan Tekçi, Gülseven Medar, Hüseyin Korkankorkmaz, Ayfer Vardar, Gani Pekşen, Yılmaz Çelik, Ayhan Aydın, Erkan Akalın, Burak Aykaç, Peyda Yurtsever, Ali Kaya Arı, Özge Çam, Cem Doğan, Mahir Kutlutürk, Hüseyin Beydilli, Özgür Polat and Serdar Kemal will meet with Istanbulites.

Documentary films will be screened as part of the events to which Istanbul residents are invited. There will be video-light shows specially prepared for the festival. Panels and talks will be held with the participation of experts in the field of researchers and writers. Workshops will be held for children.

The program of the “Serçeşme Hünkar Hacı Bektaş Veli Festival” will take place between July 30 and August 1 as follows:


  • 17.15- Nilufer Saritas
  • 17.55- Distressed Divani
  • 18.40-Mikail Aslan
  • 18.25-Group Abdal
  • 20.15-Şevval Sam
  • 21.15- Mapping and Light Show
  • 21.30- IMM President Ekrem İmamoğlu's Speech
  • 22.00- Musa Eroglu


  • 13.45-Ayhan Aydın, Erkan Akalın & Burak Aytaç
  • 14.05-Peyda Yurtsever
  • 14.25 Ali Kaya Bee
  • 14.45- Özge Çam & Cem Doğan
  • 15.05-Mahir Kutluturk
  • 15.25-Hüseyin Beydilli & Özgür Polat
  • 15.45-Serdar Kemal
  • 16.05-Özlem Taner
  • 16.25-İhsan Eş
  • 16.50-Ali Riza & Hüseyin Albayrak
  • 18.00-Metin & Kemal Kahraman
  • 19.00-Tolga Sağ & Cengiz Özkan, Muharrem Temiz
  • 19.45-Sister Folk Songs
  • 20.45-Fuat Saka
  • 21.30- Mapping and Light Show
  • 21.45-IBB President Ekrem İmamoğlu's Speech
  • 22.00-Speech of CHP Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu
  • 22.15- Arif Sag


  • 13.30- Tayyar Erdem
  • 13.50-Volkan Kaplan
  • 14.10-Cem Erdost Forward
  • 14.30-Erkan Tekci
  • 14.50-Gulseven Medar
  • 15.10-Huseyin Korkankorkmaz
  • 15.30-Ayfer Vardar
  • 15.50-Gani Pekşen
  • 16.15-Mercan Erzincan
  • 16.45-Sadik Gurbuz
  • 17.10-Gulcihan Koç
  • 17.50-Yılmaz Çelik
  • 18.20-Ender Balkır
  • 19.00-İlyas Akkaya
  • 20.25-Cem Adrian
  • 21.10-Mapping and Light Show
  • 21.25-New Turkish
  • 22.25-Mongols

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