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25 October 2022, 10:55

Turkish president attends concert by legendary singer Yusuf Islam

ANKARA, 25 October (BelTA - Anadolu Agensy). - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday attended a concert by legendary British singer Yusuf Islam, also known as Cat Stevens.

The concert, held at the presidential complex in the capital Ankara, was also attended by first lady Emine Erdogan, Vice President Fuat Oktay, and members of the Cabinet.

Islam's wife Fauzia Mubarak Ali and his son Mohammed Islam were also in the audience.

Under the stage name Cat Stevens, Islam left an indelible mark on music with a string of hits in the 1960s and ‘70s. After converting to Islam in 1977, he changed his name to Yusuf Islam.

Islam's concerts in Türkiye, in Istanbul last week and Ankara this week, are the first time he has hit the road in five years.

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