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Arif Şirin

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Arif Şirin

Ozan Arif
Birth name Arif Şirin
Born (1949-06-10)June 10, 1949
Alucra, Turkey
Genres Turkish folk music
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Singing
Years active 1970–present

Arif Şirin, commonly known as Ozan Arif ("Arif the Bard") (June 10, 1949 in Alucra district) is a Turkish lyricist, composer, singer, and bağlama performer, foremost known for his songs with lyrics propagating the Turkish nationalist cause.

Şirin was born in his father's village Yükselen (Hapu) in Alucra district. From 1970 to 1979, he worked as a primary school teacher. Following the 1980 Turkish coup d'état, he moved to Germany where he lived until his return to Turkey in 1991.

He and fellow folk singer İsmail Türüt had been on trial for a song allegedly praising the assassination of Hrant Dink. Şirin and Türüt were acquitted in December 2009.[1]


  1. ^ 'Plan Yapmayın Plan'dan beraat ettiler Vatan

External links

  • Ozan Arif website
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