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Remembering Turkish music legend, TV host Barış Manço

Barış Manço Turkey's legendary singer, composer, television host and actor is one of the most popular figures of all time, remembered as the cultural ambassador of Turkey on what would have been his 76th birthday.

Barış Manço Turkey's legendary singer, composer, television host and actor is one of the most popular figures of all time, remembered as the cultural ambassador of Turkey on what would have been his 76th birthday.

With his long hair, silver jewellery and authentic stage costumes, he was best known as a great musician, but he was also a television programmer, a traveler, and the cultural ambassador of Turkey.

Beside his wonderful career, Manço was fond of Victorian furniture and an important collector of Japanese and Chinese porcelain, 19th-century Orientalist paintings and Art Deco and Art Nouveau glassware.

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