“Dost” word is Turkish word. There is no correspond of this word in another language completely. “Dost” word is the combination of two words “friendship and brotherhood”, but it is more valuable and stronger than two of them. If you accepted to someone or some creature as “dost”, he/she/it would be your next in a life time, as being physical or not.
The beauty of life, is to share it with “dostlar.” Dostlar is plural form of dost word. Whether you’re from this planet or not, the important thing is what you have accumulated to your life with your dostlar.
The song at the video, which sang by Group Yorum, it tells very well to this. Song belongs a Turkish folk poet Asık Mahzuni Serif. Lyrics as follows:
Here! I am leaving, my black eyed
Even if the mountains line up in front of us
My bedevilment is my capital, my fortune is my bereavement
Even if my good fortune is getting worse
I want to walk around supreme mountains for long time
Dost left me into sorrow
I want to sing at devastated vineyards
Even if the heaven is brought in front of my foot
Group Yorum sang this song in their 25. anniversary concert that they gave in Istanbul-Inonu Stadium which is legendary stadium of Besiktas football team. That concert has occured with the participation of 55.000 people. I was not in here that days. Two years later, I watched Iron Maiden concert in Inonu Stadium in 26 July, 2013 with my dostlar. This was the last concert before this legendary stadium was destroyed. Even some of us had planned taking one or two seats of stadium out as souvenir. After all, they will go to garbage, they could be historical souvenir. But it couldn’t be possible:) Iron Maiden concert was great. Better yet, Iron Maiden concert was given the Gezi Park resistance days. Even all we sang the “Fear of the dark” as “Fear of the Park”. That was the spirit of resistance, and to live this with Iron Maiden was spectacular! Anyway, that’s another issue 🙂
If we return back to Group Yorum, they are legendary music band which has left-wing as you can understand with their songs. They render the Anatolian folk songs in an original way. Even their concerts were taken under review by state many times. Already, the state doesn’t like left-wing. There are many words of Nazim Hikmet or Asık Veysel inside their songs. Already, the state doesn’t like them either. Anti-imperialism is inside of their songs. For example, like this song:
For listen:Get out America
And it’s lyric:
We’ve never bent in front of you, while we hold our head high
We are standing in front of you.
We are owner this country as sons of this nation
You America, afraid of us
Hey you, the god of persecution
Nuisance of humanity
Get out get out America!
Get your hands off my bread, my honor
Get out America
Our scream is growing with independece fire
This homeland is ours!
We will throw out your tanks your soldiers your existence from our homeland!
Turkey was never independent from 1950’s to today’s. It has been under USA hegemony. Thousands of people who aware of this have resisted, have been tortured, and killed. And still they are resisting. And this song is “Yankee go home” song of Turkey.
Another “dost” song is “Dostum, dostum”. Dostum means “my dost”. And if you want to listen “Dostum dostum” song with Selda Bagcan, here it is
lyrics of “Dostum dostum”:
I am in such a place that
One of my side is blue moss, and it would become rough in blue waters
Dostum dostum my beatiful dost
What a worse line this is,
What a infuriating balance this is,
One of our side is dropping leaves
The other side of ours is blossom garden
An another “dost” song belongs to Asık Veysel: “Dostum, I don’t want to any wealth without you”. There are numerous songs that have written for “dost” in Anatolia.
I have made many “dost” in Turkey. I have made many “dost” who against imperialism in diffrent parts on this planet. We laughed a lot of with together. I learned a lot of things from them. I have lived many good things with them, and I am living still. Some of them lost their lives, they don’t breathe on this planet anymore. But even if they breathe or not, wherever I go, they are always with me.