Pakistan’s acclaimed singer, Hadiqa Kiani has expressed gratitude towards her fans for supporting her Turkish song Sen Ağlama— a touching tribute to the iconic Turkish series Dirilis: Ertugrul, after it crossed one million views on Facebook alone.
Turning to social media to share the news, the Boohe Baariyan singer thanked fans for an overwhelming response to her rendition of Sen Ağlama . She wrote, “We have hit ONE MILLION views on Facebook alone!”
“Thank you for supporting this rendition, I am truly overwhelmed,” she further said.
Recently, the singer shared to fans that she had remastered the Turkish song Sen Ağlama by living legend Sezen Aksu, she sang at the iconic Atatürk Cultural Center and Opera House in 2005, as a tribute to Ertugrul series, Sezen and to the people of Turkey.
In a lengthy note on her Instagram, the singer had said, “The love between Turkey and Pakistan is unlike the love of any other country. My maternal ancestors are from İzmir, Turkey and I have had an affinity for the country since my childhood.”
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The love between Turkey and Pakistan is unlike the love of any other country. My maternal ancestors are from İzmir, Turkey and I have had an affinity for the country since my childhood. As a child, I would represented Pakistan in the International Children's Festival in Turkey and in 2005 I returned to the great country to once again represent Pakistan at the iconic Atatürk Cultural Center and Opera House. The highlight of that trip was to sing the hauntingly beautiful “Sen Ağlama" (a Turkish song by living legend Sezen Aksu) to a standing ovation, the love I felt from the country of Turkey was unmatched. I remember telling the audience that as Turkey stood beside Pakistan in good and bad times, I wanted to convey the love of Pakistani people for the Turks. Now in 2020, a new milestone in the relationship between Pakistan and Turkey was cemented by the mammoth success of Ertuğrul in Pakistan and we thought of no better time to pay a public tribute to the people of Turkey by officially releasing my original performance of “Sen Ağlama.” The friendship between the two countries will continue to shine through culture, art and love. We hope you enjoy this touching tribute. Concept and editing by @abdullahharisfilms Clips from @trtertugrulptv @dirilisdizisi Tribute to #SezenAksu
Hadiqa revealed that in 2005, she had the honor of singing the Turkish song #SenAğlama at the AKM Opera House. “Today, I have remastered that song as a tribute to Ertugrul series, #SezenAksu and to the people of Turkey. May our love and bond be forever strong.”