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No. of Entries
34/64
Avg. score
47.4%
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Country
Turkey

Turkey was – with a few interruptions – a part of Eurovision between 1975 and 2012. Globally speaking one could say that their start was rather bad (with a last place at their debut and a place in the top ten only after nine years) and that the end was pretty good (Turkey almost continuously qualified for the final, there were a lot of top ten rankings and there was even a beautiful second place for maNga in 2010).

In between all of this there is one sole Turkish victory: in 2003 Serteb Erener sang her Everyway that I can to a brilliant first place.

Turkey has always been a capricious contestant. Sometimes politics played a part, like it did in the seventies when because of the conflict with Greece the Turkish did not want to be seen on the same stage with Greeks, or in 1979, when the festival was held in Israel and Turkey withdraw under pressure from neighbouring countries. After 2012 Turkey called it quits. Dissatisfaction with the fact that the running order would be chosen by producers seems to be the main reason, but this is not totally clear. Moreover Turkey is still a part of the European Broadcasting Union and therefore could choose to take part again without any problems.

(T: Inès Verstraete)

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Entries

Edition
Artist – Title
Result – Points

Baku 2012

Can Bonomo – Love me back
#7 112
Lyrics
Can Bonomo – Love me back
#7
Result
112
Points

Düsseldorf 2011

Yüksek Sadakat – Live it up
#13 47
Lyrics
Yüksek Sadakat – Live it up
#13
Result
47
Points

Oslo 2010

maNga – We could be the same
#2 170
Lyrics
maNga – We could be the same
#2
Result
170
Points

Moscow 2009

Hadise – Düm tek tek
#4 177
Lyrics
Hadise – Düm tek tek
#4
Result
177
Points

Belgrade 2008

Mor ve Ötesi – Deli
#7 138
Lyrics
Mor ve Ötesi – Deli
#7
Result
138
Points

Helsinki 2007

Kenan Dogulu – Shake it up shekerim
#4 163
Lyrics
Kenan Dogulu – Shake it up shekerim
#4
Result
163
Points

Athens 2006

Sibel Tüzün – Superstar
#11 91
Lyrics
Sibel Tüzün – Superstar
#11
Result
91
Points

Kyiv 2005

Gülseren – Rimi rimi ley
#13 92
Lyrics
Gülseren – Rimi rimi ley
#13
Result
92
Points

Istanbul 2004

Athena – For real
#4 195
Lyrics
Athena – For real
#4
Result
195
Points

Riga 2003

Sertab Erener – Everyway that I can
#1 167
Lyrics
Sertab Erener – Everyway that I can
#1
Result
167
Points

Tallinn 2002

Buket Bengisu & Saphire – Leylaklar soldu kalbinde
#16 29
Lyrics
Buket Bengisu & Saphire – Leylaklar soldu kalbinde
#16
Result
29
Points

Copenhagen 2001

Sedat Yüce – Sevgiliye son
#11 41
Lyrics
Sedat Yüce – Sevgiliye son
#11
Result
41
Points

Stockholm 2000

Pınar Ayhan & The SOS – Yorgunum anla
#10 59
Lyrics
Pınar Ayhan & The SOS – Yorgunum anla
#10
Result
59
Points

Jerusalem 1999

Tuğba Önal & Grup Mistik – Dön Artık
#16 21
Lyrics
Tuğba Önal & Grup Mistik – Dön Artık
#16
Result
21
Points

Birmingham 1998

Tüzmen – Unutamazsın
#14 25
Lyrics
Tüzmen – Unutamazsın
#14
Result
25
Points

Dublin 1997

Şebnem Paker & Grup Etnic – Dinle
#3 121
Lyrics
Şebnem Paker & Grup Etnic – Dinle
#3
Result
121
Points

Oslo 1996

Şebnem Paker – Beşinci mevsim
#12 57
Lyrics
Şebnem Paker – Beşinci mevsim
#12
Result
57
Points

Dublin 1995

Arze Ece – Sev!
#16 21
Lyrics
Arze Ece – Sev!
#16
Result
21
Points

Millstreet 1993

Burak Aydos – Esmer Yarim
#21 10
Lyrics
Burak Aydos – Esmer Yarim
#21
Result
10
Points

Malmö 1992

Aylin Vatankoş – Yaz bitti
#19 17
Lyrics
Aylin Vatankoş – Yaz bitti
#19
Result
17
Points

Rome 1991

İzel Çeliköz, Reyhan Karaca & Can Uğurluer – İki Dakika
#12 44
Lyrics
İzel Çeliköz, Reyhan Karaca & Can Uğurluer – İki Dakika
#12
Result
44
Points

Zagreb 1990

Kayahan – Gözlerinin hapsindeyim
#17 21
Lyrics
Kayahan – Gözlerinin hapsindeyim
#17
Result
21
Points

Lausanne 1989

Pan – Bana bana
#21 5
Lyrics
Pan – Bana bana
#21
Result
5
Points

Dublin 1988

MFÖ – Sufi (hey ya hey)
#15 37
Lyrics
MFÖ – Sufi (hey ya hey)
#15
Result
37
Points

Brussels 1987

Seyyal Taner & Lokomotif – Şarkım sevgi üstüne
#22 0
Lyrics
Seyyal Taner & Lokomotif – Şarkım sevgi üstüne
#22
Result
0
Points

Bergen 1986

Klips ve Onlar – Halley
#9 53
Lyrics
Klips ve Onlar – Halley
#9
Result
53
Points

Gothenburg 1985

MFÖ – Didai didai dai
#14 36
Lyrics
MFÖ – Didai didai dai
#14
Result
36
Points

Luxembourg 1984

Beş Yıl Önce, On Yıl Sonra – Halay
#12 37
Lyrics
Beş Yıl Önce, On Yıl Sonra – Halay
#12
Result
37
Points

Munich 1983

Çetin Alp & the Short Waves – Opera
#19 0
Lyrics
Çetin Alp & the Short Waves – Opera
#19
Result
0
Points

Harrogate 1982

Neço – Hani?
#15 20
Lyrics
Neço – Hani?
#15
Result
20
Points

Dublin 1981

Modern Folk Trio and Aysegül – Dönme dolap
#18 9
Lyrics
Modern Folk Trio and Aysegül – Dönme dolap
#18
Result
9
Points

The Hague 1980

Ajda Pekkan – Pet'r oil
(Atilla Özdemiroğlu/Sanar Yurdatapan)
#15 23
Lyrics
Ajda Pekkan – Pet'r oil
(Atilla Özdemiroğlu/Sanar Yurdatapan)
#15
Result
23
Points

Paris 1978

Nazar – Sevinçe
#18 2
Lyrics
Nazar – Sevinçe
#18
Result
2
Points

Stockholm 1975

Semiha Yankı – Seninle bir dakika
#19 3
Lyrics
Semiha Yankı – Seninle bir dakika
#19
Result
3
Points

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