Ashik or Aşıq or Aşık or Ashugh or Ashugi or Ashyq or Ashuq are folk-singers of the Caucasus. They are a mystic troubadour or traveling bard, in Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, and Iran who sings and plays the saz, a form of lute. Ashiks' songs are semi-improvised around common bases.

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