TRT: Tarkan will not represent Turkey at Eurovision Song Contest

TRT: Tarkan will not represent Turkey at Eurovision Song Contest
# 21 August 2009 11:26 (UTC +04:00)
Baku –APA. The Turkish broadcaster responsible for the events in relation to the European Broadcasting Union namely TRT have also denied the reports that the Turkish superstar Tarkan will represent Turkey the 55th Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo next year.
The news comes just days after his participation was "confirmed" by several Turkish newspapers who reported that some sort of agreement will be announced next week.
Ulgar Atash, manager and producer of Tarkan, also told APA that the reports that Tarkan will represent Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest are not true.
Tarkan was born in Germany but has Turkish roots. Due to the themes in his music, he’s been labelled the ’Prince of Pop’. He’s sold more than 15 million albums worldwide by now an is world-famous for his hit Şımarık (Kiss Kiss). He’s considered to be one of the most popular singers in Turkey and a ’living legend’.
TRT is known for choosing popular singers to represent the country at Europe’s favourite TV-show. This year in Moscow, the Belgian-Turkish artist Hadise took the stage for Turkey and finished fourth in the Final of the 54th Eurovision Song Contest with her Düm Tek Tek.

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