Oud master Yervant Bostanc?± to return to hometown Diyarbak?±r
May 30, 2013 - 18:42 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - World-renowned master of oud Yervant Bostanc?±,
a Diyarbak?±r native of Armenian descent, announced March 30 that he has
decided to return to his hometown following separate calls by the
culture minister and Diyarbak?±r mayor for minorities that have emigrated
to return to Turkey, Hurriyet Daily News reported.
who has been living in California for 21 years, said he was set to move
to Diyarbak?±r in June, being the first Armenian to respond to the calls.
"Diyarbak?±r Mayor Osman Baydemir and other fellow countrymen wanted me
to come back. I could not rip my heart from [my birthplace]. People
should die where they are born. I'm coming to die," Bostanc?± said,
adding that he did not find genuine happiness in the United States.source: