Prepared by: Uğur KAYA
Soloists: Hamdiye EFEOĞLU, Gökhan TEMUR

Gönül, kalp, and yürek. Three words for “heart” in Turkish. Although they refer to the same idea, when a negator suffix is attached, they become:
Halfhearted, describes the unwilling,
Heartless, the cruel,
Gutless, the fainthearted respectively.

However, as for its inspiration, the most significant for us is the “gönül”.
This is our state of being. It is what makes us talk, what reflects our soul into our tongue. It is that which makes us rejoice and makes us smile, and time to time, that which is crossed with us.

It is love and the one who falls in love; it is saddened and grieves for it cannot unite; it is touchy, therefore, breaks as though it is a glass bottle. It is the Mountain of Gönül where the rain becomes Buran.

It is whom that softens up by the sweetness of the speech, and makes peace, where one’s rejoiced, and spreads the happiness.

It is the “gönül” that shrieks in vain, and sometimes seeks affection and company.

The one that requites the lovers is again the “gönül”. It is the throne to which one steps in. It is The Righteous, and beats for The Righteous. It is the Lover-Bard, the Ashik, the one who knows to unite when it is his time.

The SONGS of The GÖNÜL will be meeting its audience at the Atatürk Cultural Center’s Multipurpose Hall with the performances by Hamdiye Efeoğlu and Gökhan Temur.

Event Rules
  • Purchased tickets cannot be changed or refunded, except in case of cancellation of the event or change of date.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all events in AKM will be subject to specific rules. Everyone who buys a ticket will be assumed to have agreed to these rules and enforcements.
  • The student ticket is only valid with an available student ID. On the day of the event, the student IDs must be presented to the staff.
  • AKM Management reserves the right not to admit those who are considered unsuitable for the event by giving them refunds.
  • In accordance with the circular letter, “Mandatory PCR Test” dated 14.01.2022 issued by the Republic of Türkiye, Ministry of Internal Affairs, it has been decided on the advice of the Coronavirus Science Committee that, due to the recent course of the coronavirus pandemic and its effects on public health, it is no longer necessary to have PCR test scans prior to attending events such as concerts, cinema, or theatre.
  • During the concert, recording with cameras, mobile phones, and other recording equipment is forbidden. Recording devices will not be allowed in the venues. 
  • The events are suitable for participants aged 7 and over.
  • Once the event begins, no visitors will be allowed in the venue.
  • It is required for visitors to arrive and be ready at the entrance 1 hour prior to the event.   
  • The concert halls may change for reasons beyond control. AKM management is sure to change the seating layout, ensuring they assign the spectators a new seat in the changed venue that is closest to the prior ticket number. Purchased tickets will not be refunded due to the change of venue. 
  • Guests are required to comply with the stated seating layout; they are obliged not to change their seats during the event.
  • It’s forbidden to enter the venues with food and beverages, consume tobacco or tobacco products or use e-cigarettes outside smoke-free areas.
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