Göksel (b. 1971) is a Turkish songwriter and singer. Born Göksel Demirpençe in Istanbul on 25th November 1971, in 1988 she applied to Boğaziçi University to study philosophy. However, she quit her studies to become a professional artist. She started to take private singing lessons and began singing for various orchestras. For two years she was a backing singer for Sezen Aksu and Sertab Erener. In 1997 her first album, Yollar (Roads), was released, of which the first single, "Sabır" (Patience), became a big hit.