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Karacaoglan (1606 - 1679)

Karacaoglan was the strongest and most distinguished representative of Turkish folk literature. He was an Anatolian poet who has traveled a lot, who has observed a lot and who has lived through a lot. He was a lover of the beauties of this country and nature. He has numerous poems on love, composed in the forms of "kosma", "türkü", "mani", "varsagi", "ücleme", "destan", "güzelleme" and "kocaklama". Karacoglan, who was kept alive for centuries by the people with his repeated folk poems, is today the major source of inspiration for young music groups, and his fame has reached Europe.

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