Children of Heaven – Muhammed Kahraman (Lyrics by Turgay Evren)


I have written this song for Syrian refugee kids who have abandoned their lands, but not their hope!

Pls, listen to this song and donate to the humanitarian organizations helping Syrian refugees by clicking on their sites below:

https://online.ihh.org.tr/en/

https://www.kizilay.org.tr/

The song was composed and performed by Muhammed Kahraman (Kay Marston) and arranged by Emre Moğulkoç.

The video clip was produced by Yedirenk Film Production; http://www.yedirenkfilm.com/

Special thanks to the President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who shared our song with kids in his programme of 20th April 2016, Vicki Hollett and Andrea Giordano who have read the lyrics and made suggestions, Melike Günyüz who helped us to find a sponsor, Şevket Aksoy and MÜSİAD for sponsoring our project, Yedirenk Film Production for making the clip of the song, AK Party Istanbul deputy Aziz Babuşçu, Turkish Presidency Culture and Art Coordinator Orhan Karakurt, Hasan Doğan-Chief of Cabinet to the President, for supporting our song project and Mustafa Yılmaz for reading and editing the Turkish translation of the song.

I am happy that today this song was performed twice on an occasion of the upcoming 23rd April where Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the President of the Republic of Turkey, has received children from many different countries as his guest in the Presidential Palace.

President Erdoğan, who gave a speech to the kids having participated in this significant event, read the Turkish translation of the chorus part of the lyrics written by Turgay Evren. The lyrics of the song are below:

TODAY I WILL NOT DIE

Today I will not cry
Today I will be happy
Today I will not die
Today my land is Turkey

Dreams were my home
The jets hijacked                                                                                                                                     Green was my land
Before the sunset
I will not give up
I will leave behind
Blood and death
My orphan heart is my best friend
My smile sets my path

We are the children of heaven
Our love will beat all the weapons
We are the roses of all seasons
We are all brothers and sisters
We deserve a world much better

We are the children of heaven
Our love will beat all the weapons
Compassion will conquer all the vengeance
We are all brothers and sisters
We deserve a world much better

Today I will not complain
Today I will be content
Today I got no space for pain
Hope will spread to every tent

My toys are bombs
Raining from the skies
Human rights are a song
Composed with white lies
My soul will not starve
Hope will not drown
In the sea of blame
My heart will not go lame
My innocence will rise again

Dreams were my home
The jets hijacked
Green was my land
Before the sunset
I will not give up
I will leave behind
Blood and death
My orphan heart is my best friend
My smile sets my path

We are the children of heaven
Our love will beat all the weapons
We are the roses of all seasons
We are all brothers and sisters
We deserve a world much better

We are the children of heaven
Our love will beat all the weapons
Compassion will conquer all the vengeance
We are all brothers and sisters
We deserve a world much better

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My Aviation English Class with Aydın 67th Fleet


I’ve finished another “Introduction to Aviation English” class with Aydın 67th fleet consisting of great cadets who will turn into not only pilots of Turkish Airlines in the future but also aviators whose hearts are the home of the skies! Only the pilots who achieve to keep their egos down will keep climbing to a higher altitude throughout their life journey! The one who goes unaware of the depth of their inner world will never come to appreciate the signs and miracles in the boundless universe. I wish the pilots of the future success, happiness and humbleness with their career.

Aydın 67th Fleet

The first photo with a close companion!


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This is my first photo with my close friend Aziz Babuşçu, who was elected as a deputy of the ruling AK Party from Istanbul. Aziz Babuşçu, who is a member of AK Party MKYK (50-member Central Decision and Administration Board, served AK Party as Istanbul AK Party president for eight years. I wish him success in the path of politics he treads with an understanding of serving Almighty God and His people.

“Introduction to Aviation English 1” course with the 1st Fleet of Ireland!


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I have finished my “Introduction to Aviation English” course with the 1st fleet of Ireland, who will have their flight traning in an Aviation Academy in Cork city. It was such a fun and a big honour to teach these guys who will turn into great aviators at the end of this journey, which takes a lot of effort, dedication, passion and patience. After one and half year training, hopefully all of my cadets will be first officers (co-pilots) of Turkish Airlines and fly Turkey and the world in the near future. I wish all of them success with their training and career.

Temel Kotil, Turkish Airlines CEO praises Turgay Evren’s contributions to Aviation English


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I visited Mr Temel Kotil, the Chief Executive Officer of Turkish Airlines, who transformed Turkish Airlines into a global success story. I got the chance to discuss my new projects with Mr Temel Kotil in the field of Aviation English. I was impressed by this humble man who left his imprint on Aviation World.

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I gave some English books I’ve written, to Mr. Temel Kotil, the Chief Executive Officer of Turkish Airlines, as a gift. He praised my contribution to the field of English Language Teaching in Turkey. I hope I will also create lots of beneficial works in the field of Aviation English as well. I am in touch with some world-famous ELT teachers and authors who will help me with my projects to achieve this goal. When I shared some of my projects with Mr. Temel Kotil, he told me that he is ready to support my projects, believing that these projects will help all our employees including ground handling staff, pilots and flight attendants to improve their English skills.

Sing by Hearts are out!


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The series of “Sing by Heart 1,2, 3” teaching English through enjoyable songs are out now! Each pack consists of 9 songs written, arranged and performed by Jason R Levine (Fluency MC), and its instrumentals on a DVD, and a fully illustrated activity book written by Turgay Evren. The songs were created in accordance with the curriculum of English education for 3rd, 4th and 5th grades offered by the Ministry of National Education in Turkey. English Teachers and learners can get these books in D&R bookshops, or order them through http://www.sediryayinlari.com, or http://www.kitapyurdu.com.
I believe that our students in Turkey will have fun while improving their English through the songs of “Sing by Hearts”.

BY or UNTIL?… with the contributions of my daughters, Zeynep and Zehra


FABULOUS NEW VIDEO from Vicki Hollett and Simple English Videos with the small contributions of my daughters, Zeynep and Zehra. SHARE the CARE!

Vicki Hollett is a world-famous author who has written several ELT books for Oxford University Press and Pearson Education. She has also created many videos to teach English.

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