Saglam was born in Istanbul, Turkey. She studied composition at
the Mimar Sinan University in Istanbul and at the Bilkent university
in Ankara. In 2003, after her diploma at the Bilkent University,
she got her master degree on music theory from the "University
for music and performing arts in Vienna". Since 2003 November
she is working on her doctorate on the "Āsik tradition in Sivas"
at the "Institut for Folks Musik Researching and Ethnomusikology"
in Vienna. From 2005 to 2006 she worked on a project about "musical
identities of the immigrants from Turkey in Vienna". At the moment
she is working on a project about the Embedded Industries: "Cultural
entrepreneurs in different immigrant communities of Vienna" in the