Yeni Türkü (means New Folk Music in Turkish) is one of the best selling and best-known bands in Turkey. They had concerts in more than twenty countries and have recorded many albums since the establishment in 1978. Their music is based on combining the sound of traditional Turkish and modern musical instruments, such as the oud, baglama, kemence, qanun and guitar. Many of their lyrics are based on poems by critically acclaimed contemporary Turkish poets. This combination produces a broad range of Turkish and Mediterranean melodies, that unites Anatolian and Byzantine cultures.