İbrahim Tatlıses (born January 1, 1952, Şanlıurfa), or real name İbrahim Tatlı, Turkish singer, composer, producer, actor, television programmer, businessman. Apart from his music career, İbrahim Tatlıses also made various investments in the food, construction and search and rescue sectors. Tatlıses, who became famous with the Kundura folk song on his feet, has released more than thirty albums, acted as an actor and director in many films, and hosted the İbo Show for 19 years. Carols, Turkey is known in Greece as well as the Middle East.
In addition to music, television and cinema, İbrahim Tatlıses has investments in many areas such as food, tourism, construction, communication (TV channel, radio station) and transportation. On March 14, 2011, the program survived the armed attack with serious injuries.
Childhood and the discovery of his voice
He was born in 1952 in Urfa - in a cave, as he says - the eldest of seven children of liver maker Ahmet Tatlı and his wife Leyla. İbrahim Tatlıses's father is Arab and his mother is of Kurdish origin. From time to time he made different statements regarding his ethnic identity. İbrahim Tatlıses replied, "My father is Arab, my mother is Kurd, and I am Turkish" when asked what do you express yourself in a program broadcast on Kanal D. In Arbil Carols concert in 2005. "My father is Turkish, Kurdish my mom, I bring you greetings from Turkish My son Turkey Turkey" has greeted the audience saying.
His father was in prison when Tatlıses was born. He never went to school. When asked why he could not read later, he replied as if there was Oxford in Urfa and did we not go. He started working as a child: he sold water, he was screaming.
«I was a child. In order to earn 20 cents more, I was selling water in theaters shouting 'Come on, ice cold water'. One day, a man sitting on the sofa suddenly stood up. He slapped me in the face saying, "Shut up donkey, are we going to listen to you?" And those slaps I ate brought me this far. »
He was a cold iron master in construction. It was discovered by a filmmaker from Adana while singing in construction. At first, he came to Adana and then to Ankara, where he performed in nightclubs and pavilions. In 1974, he became famous for the "Kundura on his Foot", which he sang at the Kınalı Pavilion in Ankara, and appeared on Ankara Radio first and then on TV one New Year's Eve. He moved to Istanbul towards the mid 70's and started to take the stage here. Here he met the musician Yılmaz Tatlıses, who gave him his last name.
He entered the world of music with "Black Girl" and "Don't Burn Me, Come I Love". He received his diploma from the primary school he graduated from outside on 45 June 30 from Kartalbey Primary School in Kilis. He entered the cinema industry in 1976 with the movie Kundura-Ceylan on His Foot. In 1978, he starred in the film Black Writing with Perihan Savaş. In 1979, he played with Derya Tuna in the movie Sinah. He founded İdobay Müzik in 1983. In the 1987s, its reputation expanded to Greece and the Middle East. İbrahim Tatlıses is also known as a director, actor, screenwriter, songwriter, columnist, composer, programmer and singer. The companies owned by İbrahim Tatlıses; continues its activities in the branches of food, film, production, tourism, aviation and publishing group.
He released his album titled Why on March 10, 2008 and his album named Yağmurla Arriving Kadın in May 2009. In addition, this album also includes a Kurdish folk song called "Şemmame", which is widely spoken and discussed. In 2009, he announced that he broke all ties with the artist Yıldız Tilbe, who he had written and composed for years. In 2010, he released his last album, Hani Gelecektin.
Besides his musical career, İbrahim Tatlıses has made various investments by entering the food, construction and travel sectors. One of these, “Tatlıses Çiğköfte” is still operating. Tatlıses TV is the music channel of İbrahim Tatlıses. He then left Türksat. Broadcasting place and studios are in Seyrantepe. It took off to Türksat satellite with its own Uplink. In addition to Turkish music broadcasts on Tatlıses TV, there are also programs such as actuality, magazine, city guide, talk shows and political program. It broadcasted from D-Smart platform, Türksat 2A satellite. For a period, Digiturk has broadcast on Cable TV and terrestrial broadcasts. It ended its broadcasting life on September 5, 2014 due to the inability to pay its debts.
Ibrahim Tatlises; In the parliamentary elections held on 22 July 2007, he became the İstanbul 3rd Region 1st ordinary parliamentary candidate from the Genç Parti, and could not be elected as a deputy when his party failed to pass the threshold.
Carols 2011, Turkey was found in the Justice and Development Party candidacy application before the general election but was not nominated by this party. İbrahim Tatlıses became an independent candidate for parliament from Şanlıurfa in these elections, but later withdrew his candidacy.
In the 2015 elections, İbrahim Tatlıses applied for a candidacy for a deputy candidate from his hometown Şanlıurfa to the AK Party, but could not be elected.
İbrahim Tatlıses made an application from the AK Party to be a candidate for parliament for the second time for the elections to be held on 24 June 2018, but was not nominated again. It was learned from Izmir that AK Party refused to be nominated 2th from the parliamentary candidate list and therefore it was not a candidate.  Thus, in his political life, he made four attempts for parliamentary candidacy in total.
In the 1980s the government banned the use of Kurdish; He sang Kurdish folk songs at a concert in Sweden in December 1986, and was thus tried for making separatist propaganda, but was not found guilty in 1987. After showing remorse, the charge was denied. In 1988, businessman Mehmet Yılmaz was asked to sing a Kurdish folk song at a cultural festival in Uşak, but he refused, saying I am a Kurd but the law prohibits me to sing in Kurdish. He was charged for this on September 19, 1988.
In 1994, there was evidence of Turkish guerrilla organizations targeting Kurdish businessmen, including Ibrahim Tatlises, Idris Ozbir, Halis Toprak and Necdet Ulucan. In 1998, Tatlıses reportedly offered to be an intermediary between the government and the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) during an armed conflict. He recorded an album with Iranian Kurdish musician Abdollah Alijani Ardeshir.
In 2018, he supported the Operation Olive Branch against the People's Protection Units (YPG) in Afrin.
İbrahim Tatlıses made his first marriage with Adalet Durak in Urfa. The couple had three children. His relationship began with Perihan Savaş, whom he met in 1979 in the film Black Writing. She had a daughter named Melek Zübeyde from her marriage to Savaş. The news in the newspapers dated 9 August 1984 stated the following: “Perihan Savas, the film actress, who claimed that she was beaten for seven hours after being kidnapped by İbrahim Tatlıses, applied to the prosecutor's office that Tatlıses was mentally ill and asked for her arrest. It was seen that Savaş's eye was black and his left eyebrow was burst. Tatlıses said, “War is the mother of my child. I could not make me proud as a man to walk around right and left ”. The war ended his relationship with Tatlıses afterwards. He had a son named “Ido” (Ibrahim) from his relationship with Derya Tuna, whom he met in 1983 while filming Sinah.
İbrahim Tatlıses married Ayşegül Yıldız at the hospital on September 27, 2011. While Şişli Mayor Mustafa Sarıgül made the marriage of the couple, Fatih Terim was the witness of the marriage. He was divorced with Ayşegül Yıldız on November 29, 2013. İbrahim Tatlıses has a daughter named Elif Ada from his marriage with Ayşegül Yıldız.
Dilan Çıtak, who was born in 1989, whose daughter was out of wedlock from Işıl Çıtak, appeared in 2013.
Armed attack and treatment process
At the exit of the İbo Show program broadcast on Beyaz TV on the night of 14 March 2011, he was injured in his head as a result of the fire opened with a long barreled gun in Maslak. Tatlıses, who was subsequently taken to the hospital, was connected to the intensive care unit after 6 hours of surgery. The official statement made by the doctors was as follows; "The artist has a vital danger, but less than where we first started." In the attack, İbrahim Tatlıses' assistant Damla Buket Çakıcı was also injured. A large-scale investigation was initiated about the attack, which was learned from a gray Fiat Linea car, and the vehicle was found as of March 16, 2011. The number one suspect of the assassination, Abdullah Uçmak, was caught.
The artist, who stayed in intensive care at Acıbadem Maslak Hospital for two weeks, was taken out of the intensive care unit according to the statement made by his doctors on March 28, 2011, thus his life-threatening was eliminated.  6 April 2011 with the reputation of family therapy in Germany in sustaining the request of the Republic of Turkey Tatlises plane took them to Germany. In the following years, medical brain surgery was performed by American neurosurgeons who are among the best in the world in Miami, Florida, United States.
Israeli singer Noa Kirel used the melody of Tatlıses' song called Aramam as a sample in her song פאוץ and the song Youtubereached 32 million views in. The melody of the same song was used in the Belgharam song of the Lebanese singer Wael Kfoury. The Syrian singer Nassif Zeytoun used the music of Tatlıses' Ungrateful Cat in her song Mannou Sharet, and the song reached 57 million views. Lebanese singer Elissa used the music of Tatlıses' song Let's Say, in her song 'Nefsi Aollo', and the song Youtubereached 76 million views in.
|Shoe On His Feet / Ceylan||İbrahim|
|Son of the Earth|
|Daughter of the Black Tent||İbrahim|
|1980||Separation Is Not Easy||İbrahim|
|1981||They Will Burn You|
|This Is Not To Live||İbrahim|
|How I Won't Rebellion||Hasan|
|1984||I am in love||Kemal from Urfa|
|1986||smile a little||Alexander of Urfa|
|1988||You're in love||İbrahim|
|Here is a servant of mine||Ferhat from Urfa|
|Am I not a human|
|1992||I fell in love|
|1993||Hitman Kemal||Kemal, Yılmaz|
|2006||I couldnt find it||Ali||2 Episodes|