Nida Tüfekçi

Mehmet Nida Tüfekçi (1 March 1929 in Akdağmadeni, Yozgat – 18 September 1993 in İstanbul) was a Turkish folk music artist.[1]


He sang, played the bağlama and composed folk songs.[2]

He was also director and conductor of the TRT's Ankara Radio Turkish Folk Music Ensemble[3] for many years from 1966.

State artist

He was awarded the title of State Artist, the highest distinction for artists in Turkey, in 1991, only two years before his death.

Personal life

His wife Neriman Altındağ Tüfekçi also was a Turkish folk singer. They left behind a daughter, Gamze (born 1958).

He died of a heart attack.


A concert was organized in Muğla in his memory on 20 December 2013.[3]

See also


  1. Varlık yıllığı (in Turkish). Varlık Yayınevi. 1982. Retrieved 2014-08-20.
  2. Gülensoy, Tuncer (1991-01-01). Erciyes Yöresi Folklor, Halk Edebiyatı ve Etnografya Sempozyumu (1, 1990) (in Turkish). Kayseri: Erciyes Üniversitesi - I. Folklor, Halk Edebiyatı ve Etnografya Sempozyumu. p. 390. Retrieved 2014-08-20.
  3. 1 2 "Nida Tüfekçi'yi Anma Konseri". Haberler (in Turkish). 2013-12-20. Retrieved 2014-08-20.
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