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Cem Karaca was born on 5 April, 1945 in Istanbul, Turkey, is a Soundtrack, Actor, Composer. Discover Cem Karaca's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of Cem Karaca networth?

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Occupation soundtrack,actor,composer
Age 59 years old
Zodiac Sign Aries
Born 5 April 1945
Birthday 5 April
Birthplace Istanbul, Turkey
Date of death 8 February, 2004
Died Place Istanbul, Turkey
Nationality Turkey

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Cem Karaca Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Cem Karaca worth at the age of 59 years old? Cem Karaca’s income source is mostly from being a successful Soundtrack. He is from Turkey. We have estimated Cem Karaca's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2021 $1 Million - $5 Million
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Several years later, in 1987, the prime minister and leader of the Turkish Motherland Party, Turgut Özal, issued an amnesty for Karaca. Shortly afterwards, he returned to Turkey. His return also brought a new album with it, Merhaba Gençler ve Her zaman Genç Kalanlar ("Hello, The Young and The Young at Heart"), one of his most influential works. His return home was received cheerfully by his fans, but during his absence Karaca had lost the young audience and acquired only few new listeners.


Turkey continued to spin out of control with military curfews and the 1980 Turkish coup d'état on September 12, 1980. General Kenan Evren took over the government and temporarily banned all the nation's political parties. After the coup, many intellectuals, including writers, artists and journalists, were arrested. A warrant was issued for the arrest of Karaca by the government of Turkey. The state invited Karaca back several times, but Karaca, not knowing what would happen upon his return, decided not to come back. While Karaca was in Germany his father died, but he could not return to attend the funeral. After some time, the Turkish government decided to strip Cem Karaca of his Turkish citizenship, keeping the arrest warrant active.


In early 1979, he left for West Germany for business reasons, where he started singing in German language, too, namely since autumn 1980 first a lyric of Nazim Hikmet - Kiz Çocugu (in English: Little girl): Cem performed the German verses alternating with his friend, manager, arranger and bandleader/musician Ralf Mähnhöfer attending Cem on grand piano solo or by the band Anatology singing the song in Turkish-language.


In 1978, he founded Edirdahan, an acronym for "from Edirne to Ardahan"; the westernmost and the easternmost provinces of Turkey. He recorded one LP with Edirdahan.


" Dervisan was ultimately dissolved at the end of 1977.


Karaca, who wanted to continue his Anatolian beat sound, left Mogollar and started his own band Dervisan (Dervishes) in 1974. Karaca and Dervisan sang poetic and progressive songs.


In 1972, Karaca joined the group Mogollar (The Mongols) and wrote one of his best-known songs, "Namus Belasi". However, Cahit Berkay, the leader of Mogollar, wanted an international reputation for his band, and he left for France to take the group to the next level.


In the 1970s, Turkey was dealing with political violence between supporters of the left and the right, separatist movements and the rise of Islamism. As the country fell into chaos, the government suspected Cem Karaca of involvement in rebel organisations. He was accused of treason for being a separatist thinker and a Marxist-Leninist. The Turkish government tried to portray Karaca as a man who was unknowingly writing songs to start a revolution. One politician was quoted as saying, "Karaca is simply calling citizens to a bloody war against the state.


In 1969, Karaca and bass-player Serhan Karabay left Apaslar and started an original Anatolian group called Kardaslar (The Brothers).


Muhtar Cem Karaca was a prominent Turkish rock musician and one of the most important figures in the Anatolian rock movement. He is a graduate of Robert College. He worked with various Turkish rock bands such as Apaslar, Kardaslar, Mogollar and Dervisan. With these bands, he brought a new understanding and interpretation to Turkish Rock. He was the only child of Mehmet Ibrahim Karaca, a theatre actor of Azerbaijani origin, and Irma Felekyan (Toto Karaca), a popular opera, theatre and movie actress of Armenian origin. His first group was called Dynamites and was a classic rock cover band. Later he joined Jaguars, an Elvis Presley cover band. In 1967, he started to write his own music, joining the band Apaslar (The Rowdies), his first Turkish-language group. The same year, he participated in the Golden Microphone (Turkish: Altin Mikrofon) contest, a popular music contest in which he won second place with his song Emrah.