Category Archives: Turkey

452 Beşinci Mevsim – Şebnem Paker (Turkey, 1996)

Nearly 50 songs into the countdown and Şebnem Paker becomes our first artist to notch up two solo entries inside the Top 500. Her 1997 effort Dinle (see No. 465) was first up and 13 places higher is her debut performance from the year … Continue reading

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465 Dinle – Şebnem Paker (Turkey, 1997)

Turkey are like busses – you wait 36 entries for one and then two come along at once! Our second ‘dolmus’ (Turkish minibus) is Dinle, one of only three songs in the history of the contest to have been drawn to … Continue reading

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466 Sev – Arzu Ece (Turkey, 1995)

The Turkish Eurovision experience closely resembles that of their long time adversaries Greece. Turkey debuted in 1975 (a year after Greece) and, like the Greeks, regularly under performed until recently – Turkey won the contest in 2003 (Greece won for the first time … Continue reading

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