I don't know much about Fikret. I heard most of his albums. Personally I have the CD "Gün Ola Devran Döne" '68-'71, which is a beautiful folk compilation with some outstanding tracks and one more progressive track "Haberin Var Mi", and secondly, the CD "Not Defterimden" from 1969-1970 which is a very beautiful exeptional very personal album, with very dark and personal play of the piano, some added cello and some very experimental electronic noices. There are also a few beautiful songs ; most of it is a kind of poetic naration with a very special / extraordinary dark mood. I wish I only knew where it was all about. I heard also some later albums which were fine but less extraordinary.
(with the Cahit Oben Orchestra),.. See also Bülent for another cooperation.
Latest news I heard was the sad fact that Fikret passed away recently 2001,
September 21st, in a hospital in Istanbul.
There has been a compilation on CD recently which I don't know if it is official.
Another compilation with Kim Doo Soo, Kan Mikami, Tomakawa Kazuki is reviewed on
This compilation translated various text lyrics and added a small biography, saying he was born in 1946, and how he studied at Galatsaray, persuining studies for becoming a dentist. He participated with Cahit Oben 4 since 1964, then recorded a 4-track EP. During the last year of his university he made a trip to Anatolia, where he heard more on Turkish traditional music, and met Asik Veysel, a respected traditional saz master. When he died he himself never wanted to play saz again. In 1970 he had his first success with "yumma gözün kör gibi" with lyrics by Asik. In 1977 he recorded his LP "Not defreimdem" (from my notebook), an album which, because of its bad political climate was banned almost instantly after its release. Upset, he quit music for a while but returned in 1983 with "Zaman Zaman" (from time to time), followed by Yana Yana (1990) and Yadigar (1995). He died in 2001. (resume of notes by Hakan Dedeoglu).