Best relic from the early days of Turkish MTV (2008)

DEFNE HALMAN

In the late '80s, Turkish national TV introduced Video Music Turkey, and its indigenous answer to MTV's Martha Quinn was DEFNE HALMAN, a star of stage and screen and (mind you) daughter of the country's first minister of culture, Talat Halman. Her pronunciation of American band names and funky outfits, even when subdued to pass the censors, started a rage. Now she is raising her kid on Murray Hill, translating Turkish poetry, and doing various gigs in the local Turk community.

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