Turkish president, US senator see famed pianist perform
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Saying he hoped to see the pianist perform more concerts in Ankara and Istanbul, Erdoğan presented Say with a record from Aşık Veysel, a famous Turkish folk musician and poet.
After meeting with Erdoğan on Jan. 19, U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham described Say’s concert as “one of the greatest experiences” of his life.
Graham had been specially invited to the event by the president.
Several other luminaries also attended the concert, including first lady Emine Erdoğan, Vice President Fuat Oktay, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, and presidential spokesman İbrahim Kalın.