Pop artists perform for quake victims
ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
Mustafa Ceceli Hürriyet photo, Ebru Esen TurgudTurkish pop artists performed to raise money for earthquake victims in Van in a concert organized by Istanbul’s Şişli Municipality Dec. 18.
Municipal officials said the concert raised 358,000 Turkish Liras through ticket sales and SMS messages. The money will be spent on the construction of a guesthouse for teachers in Van.
Şişli Mayor Mustafa Sarıgül said at the concert the effort was the best example of solidarity. “The significant names of Turkish pop music came together for Van,” he said. “The 75-room guesthouse for teachers that will be built in the city will be in honor of 75 teachers who died in the earthquake. The house’s opening will take place with the help of these artists.”
The “Pop for Van” event that took place at the Istanbul Congress Center featured artists including Demet Akalın, Hande Yener, Deniz Seki, Gülşen, Bengü, Burcu Güneş, Sibel Tüzün, Yeşim Salkım, Tuğba Özerk, Hazal, Betül Demir, Reyhan Karaca, Mustafa Ceceli, Murat Boz, Emre Altuğ, Keremcem, Levent Yüksel, Kutsi, Ümit Sayın, Metin Arolat, Berkay, Berksan and Behzat Gerçeker from the Enbe Orchestra.