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Hacı Arif Bey

Born: August 22 2017
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Hacı Arif Bey

Haci Arif Bey (1831-1885) was a Circassian Turkish composer from Istanbul, most known for his compositions in the şarkı form, the most common secular form in Turkish classical music. He was a very prolific composer, who on some days, composed more than 6-7 songs. He is also grandfather of one of the most important and powerful politicians in Turkey, Hüsamettin Özkan.