Remains of Necipoğlu brought to Istanbul
ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency
A memorial ceremony will take place at Istanbul’s Fulya Arts Center today. DHA photo
The remains of Turkish harpist Fatma Ceren Necipoğlu has been discovered and brought to Turkey more than two years after was killed in a plane crash.
Necipoğlu, whose remains were returned Nov. 22, died in June 2009 when Air France Flight 447 from Rio de Janeiro to Paris went down off the coast of Brazil.
She was returning from the Rio Harp Festival.
A memorial ceremony will take place at Istanbul’s Fulya Arts Center today; Necipoğlu’s body will be laid to rest after a religious ceremony at Şişli’s Teşvikiye Mosque.
Necipoğlu attended the Istanbul City and Istanbul University conservatories. Following her highschool graduation in 1992, she studied at the Department of Translation and Interpreting in Bogazici University, and received an under-graduate degree in 1997. She went to the USA to study at the Department of Harp ın Louisiana State University’s School of Music, where she graduated in 1999