Efdal Celik

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Father of Gramaphones




Mehmet Oztekin dedicated his life to repairing and building gramophones in Istanbul's historic Grand Bazaar and has long dreamed of establishing of a gramophone museum in Turkey.

Ozekin met the magical world of gramophones at age seven in his father's repair shop.

He said the unique musical instrument became an indispensable part of his life and he has been producing and repairing gramophones in his shop at the Grand Bazaar for the last half-century.