Safiye Ayla (1907-1998) was a Turkish singer. Ayla was born in Istanbul. Her mother died when she was three years old, and the little girl was brought up in an orphanage in Istanbul. When she finished primary school, she enrolled in Bursa Teacher Training School. Having completed her education, she began to work as a teacher, but she gave up her career after six months. Having been encouraged by her friends, Ayla joined the Eyup Music Society ,and became the student of Rebabi Mustafa Sunar. Later, she studied the classical style with Udi Nevres Bey, who was a great musician of his time.