I love these Turkish String Instruments. I went to look at them the last time I was at Kizilay, Ankara which was a VERY long time ago. The price was right and I stood and contemplated How The Hell Am I Going To Get This Home and decided against. The twangy sound is something quite distinct and Turkish. It is at the same time very elegant and very folksy and expressive.
These Turkish women are so talented and the music so beautiful, I could listen all day.