Ayla Dikmen (born 25 March 1944, Kütahya - died 20 August 1990, İzmir) was a Turkish singer.
Born in Kütahya on 25 March 1944, Dikmen began her professional singing career with Yavuz Özışık. She met Şerif Yüzbaşıoğlu behind the scenes at a radio program and joined his orchestra under the stage name "Parla Nur". She was selected the best female singer at the second Boğaziçi Music Festival in 1964. In 1965, she won the Balkan Melodileri Festival with the song Niksar'ın Fidanları. Dikmen went onto have a successful music career with several hits like Niksar'ın Fidanları, Yanan Mum, Anlamazdın, Nereye, Aşk Defteri and Zehir Gibi Aşkın Var.
Death & legacy:
Ayla Dikmen died of cervical cancer in 1990 at the age of 46. Her hit song Anlamazdın was widely used in Çağan Irmak's 2008 film Issız Adam and interestingly topped the charts 32 years after it was first released.
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