Turkish folk dance and music have a very prominent place in cultural values of Turkey. The music and folk dance in daily life can be seen in all layers of life, and musical instruments from the whirling dervishes' mystical instrument flute to contemporary types are seen everywhere in Turkey. Dances modern or folk accompanied with the music are the inseparable parts of all entertainment and celebrations of special days.
Turkish music has fundamental differences from the western music in that Turkish music is based on quarter-tone modes whereas Western music half-tone modes.

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