I met Theodorakis through Zülfü Livaneli
. They recorded an album together in Turkey. It’s called “Güneş Topla Benim İçin”. It means in English probably “collect the sunshine for me”. I loved this album. The album had Aegean-Mediterranean vibes. What luck, a few years later we moved to Bodrum
, the most beautiful town of the Aegean. Then I met lots of Greek people. We were “komsus”. We are still komsus. 😉
He was a person who deserved respect not only with his artistic personality but also with his political stance. He was trying effort to establish a bridge of peace, especially between the Turks and the Greeks.
In recent days just before he passed away, he has joined some far-rightist meetings. I didn’t understand how this happened. Like everyone else, I was very upset about that. But this could not overshadow his glorious past. Like many of us, We memoriam him with the hope of peace and a better life. Because he always struggled with these ideas.