Üsküdara Gideriken (When Going to Üsküdar) – A love song of Ottoman period
This is a Turkish folk song about the love between a man & a woman from Ottoman era. Our guide in Istanbul Yeliz Bolsoy was describing this story and told that it has a song too. When requested, Yeliz was kind enough to sing it for me. The bonus was that she translated the song in English !
The story goes like this.
Most of the rich women in Ottoman period had male secretaries and