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Songs of Freedom from Turkey: Behind the Iron Bars

Songs of Freedom from Turkey: Behind the Iron Bars

In 1981, the Turkish military junta declared composer Sanar Yurdatapan and singer/actress Melike Demirag to be traitors and stripped them of their citizenship. Exiled from their native country, the couple performed concerts featuring protest songs against the junta throughout Europe and in the United States. This 1982 release, recorded in Koln, Germany, is a collection of many of those songs. The liner notes provide context about the political situation in Turkey in 1981 and song lyrics in English.

Track Listing

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101
Elleriniz (Your Hands) Melike Demirag 3:51
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102
Kadinlarimiz (Our Women) Melike Demirag 3:35
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103
Bu Memleket Bizim (This Land is Ours) Melike Demirag 3:50
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104
Pervane Ile Isik (The Moth and the Light) Melike Demirag 4:47
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105
Saz (The Saz) Melike Demirag 3:02
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201
Hasret (Longing) Melike Demirag 3:08
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202
Kurban (Beloved) Melike Demirag 4:25
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203
Ninni (Lullaby) Melike Demirag 4:03
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204
Savas Türküsü (War Song) Melike Demirag 2:47
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205
Elele (Our First and Last Word Hand in Hand) Melike Demirag 5:27
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