The Turkish historical TV drama Dirilis Ertugrul (Ertugrul’s Resurrection) has been on top of its popularity in Pakistan since the state broadcaster began airing a dubbed version in April.
The show’s immense popularity has polarised opinion in Pakistan. Some feel it’s a threat to local culture and promotes violence, while others applaud it for glorifying Muslim heroes.
However, singer Hadiqa Kiani has shared a rendition of 1 of the Turkish songs she had sung at an opera in 2005. Taking to Twitter, the singer wrote: “In 2005, I had the honour of singing the Turkish song Sen Ağlama at the AKM opera ,” she tweeted. “Today, I even have remastered that song as a tribute to series Diriliş: Ertuğrul, Sezen Aksu and to the people of Turkey.”
She went on to feature , “May our love and bond be forever strong.”
In 2005, I had the honor of singing the Turkish song #SenAğlama at the AKM Opera House. Today, I have remastered that song as a tribute to @TRTErtugrulPTV series, #SezenAksu & to the people of Turkey. May our love and bond be forever strong. 🇹🇷🇵🇰❤️ Stream: https://t.co/OT2vwrsTty
— Hadiqa Kiani (@Hadiqa_Kiani) June 19, 2020