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

Düsseldorf 2011

Yüksek Sadakat – Live it up
(Kutlu Özmakinaci/Ergün Arsal)
#13 47
Lyrics
Yüksek Sadakat – Live it up
(Kutlu Özmakinaci/Ergün Arsal)
#13
Result
47
Points

Oslo 2010

maNga – We could be the same
(maNga/Evren Özdemir/Fiona Movery Akıncı)
#2 170
Lyrics
maNga – We could be the same
(maNga/Evren Özdemir/Fiona Movery Akıncı)
#2
Result
170
Points

Moscow 2009

Hadise – Düm tek tek
(Sinan Akçıl/Hadise Açıkgöz/Stefaan Fernande)
#4 177
Lyrics
Hadise – Düm tek tek
(Sinan Akçıl/Hadise Açıkgöz/Stefaan Fernande)
#4
Result
177
Points

Belgrade 2008

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

Helsinki 2007

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

Athens 2006

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

Kyiv 2005

Gülseren – Rimi rimi ley
(Erdinç Tunç/Göksan Arman)
#13 92
Lyrics
Gülseren – Rimi rimi ley
(Erdinç Tunç/Göksan Arman)
#13
Result
92
Points
Andere songs van
Erdinç Tunç

Istanbul 2004

Athena – For real
(Gökhan Özoğuz/Hakan Özoğuz)
#4 195
Lyrics
Athena – For real
(Gökhan Özoğuz/Hakan Özoğuz)
#4
Result
195
Points

Riga 2003

Sertab Erener – Everyway that I can
(Sertab Erener/Demir Demirkan)
#1 167
Lyrics
Sertab Erener – Everyway that I can
(Sertab Erener/Demir Demirkan)
#1
Result
167
Points

Tallinn 2002

Buket Bengisu & Saphire – Leylaklar soldu kalbinde
(Fani Hodara/Sami Hodara/Figen Çakmak)
#16 29
Lyrics
Buket Bengisu & Saphire – Leylaklar soldu kalbinde
(Fani Hodara/Sami Hodara/Figen Çakmak)
#16
Result
29
Points
Andere songs van
Figen Çakmak

Copenhagen 2001

Sedat Yüce – Sevgiliye son
(Nurdan Güneri/Figen Çakmak/Semih Güneri)
#11 41
Lyrics
Sedat Yüce – Sevgiliye son
(Nurdan Güneri/Figen Çakmak/Semih Güneri)
#11
Result
41
Points
Andere songs van
Figen Çakmak

Stockholm 2000

Pınar Ayhan & The SOS – Yorgunum anla
(Sühan Ayhan/Pınar Ayhan/Orkun Yazgan)
#10 59
Lyrics
Pınar Ayhan & The SOS – Yorgunum anla
(Sühan Ayhan/Pınar Ayhan/Orkun Yazgan)
#10
Result
59
Points

Jerusalem 1999

Tuğba Önal & Grup Mistik – Dön Artık
(Erdinç Tunç/Canan Tunç)
#16 21
Lyrics
Tuğba Önal & Grup Mistik – Dön Artık
(Erdinç Tunç/Canan Tunç)
#16
Result
21
Points
Andere songs van
Erdinç Tunç Canan Tunç

Birmingham 1998

Tüzmen – Unutamazsın
(Erdinç Tunç/Canan Tunç)
#14 25
Lyrics
Tüzmen – Unutamazsın
(Erdinç Tunç/Canan Tunç)
#14
Result
25
Points
Andere songs van
Erdinç Tunç Canan Tunç

Dublin 1997

Şebnem Paker & Grup Etnic – Dinle
(Levent Çoker/Mehtap Alnıtemiz)
#3 121
Lyrics
Şebnem Paker & Grup Etnic – Dinle
(Levent Çoker/Mehtap Alnıtemiz)
#3
Result
121
Points
Andere songs van
Levent Çoker

Oslo 1996

Şebnem Paker – Beşinci mevsim
(Levent Çoker/Selma Çuhacı)
#12 57
Lyrics
Şebnem Paker – Beşinci mevsim
(Levent Çoker/Selma Çuhacı)
#12
Result
57
Points
Andere songs van
Levent Çoker

Dublin 1995

Arze Ece – Sev!
(Melih Kibar/Zeynep Talu Kurşuncu)
#16 21
Lyrics
Arze Ece – Sev!
(Melih Kibar/Zeynep Talu Kurşuncu)
#16
Result
21
Points
Andere songs van
Melih Kibar

Millstreet 1993

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

Malmö 1992

Aylin Vatankoş – Yaz bitti
(Aldoğan Şimşekyay/Aylin Uçanlar)
#19 17
Lyrics
Aylin Vatankoş – Yaz bitti
(Aldoğan Şimşekyay/Aylin Uçanlar)
#19
Result
17
Points

Rome 1991

İzel Çeliköz, Reyhan Karaca & Can Uğurluer – İki Dakika
(Şevket Uğurluer/Aysel Gürel)
#12 44
Lyrics
İzel Çeliköz, Reyhan Karaca & Can Uğurluer – İki Dakika
(Şevket Uğurluer/Aysel Gürel)
#12
Result
44
Points
Andere songs van
Aysel Gürel

Zagreb 1990

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

Lausanne 1989

Pan – Bana bana
(Timur Selçuk)
#21 5
Lyrics
Pan – Bana bana
(Timur Selçuk)
#21
Result
5
Points

Dublin 1988

MFÖ – Sufi (hey ya hey)
(Mazhar Alanson/Fuat Güner/Özkan Uğur)
#15 37
Lyrics
MFÖ – Sufi (hey ya hey)
(Mazhar Alanson/Fuat Güner/Özkan Uğur)
#15
Result
37
Points
Andere songs van
Mazhar Alanson Fuat Güner Özkan Uğur

Brussels 1987

Seyyal Taner & Lokomotif – Şarkım sevgi üstüne
(Olcayto Ahmet Tuğsuz)
#22 0
Lyrics
Seyyal Taner & Lokomotif – Şarkım sevgi üstüne
(Olcayto Ahmet Tuğsuz)
#22
Result
0
Points
Andere songs van
Olcayto Ahmet Tuğsuz

Bergen 1986

Klips ve Onlar – Halley
(Melih Kibar/İlhan İrem)
#9 53
Lyrics
Klips ve Onlar – Halley
(Melih Kibar/İlhan İrem)
#9
Result
53
Points
Andere songs van
Melih Kibar

Gothenburg 1985

MFÖ – Didai didai dai
(Mazhar Alanson/Fuat Güner/Özkan Uğur)
#14 36
Lyrics
MFÖ – Didai didai dai
(Mazhar Alanson/Fuat Güner/Özkan Uğur)
#14
Result
36
Points
Andere songs van
Mazhar Alanson Fuat Güner Özkan Uğur

Luxembourg 1984

Beş Yıl Önce, On Yıl Sonra – Halay
(Selçuk Başar/Ülkü Aker)
#12 37
Lyrics
Beş Yıl Önce, On Yıl Sonra – Halay
(Selçuk Başar/Ülkü Aker)
#12
Result
37
Points

Munich 1983

Çetin Alp & the Short Waves – Opera
(Buğra Uğur/Aysel Gürel)
#19 0
Lyrics
Çetin Alp & the Short Waves – Opera
(Buğra Uğur/Aysel Gürel)
#19
Result
0
Points
Andere songs van
Aysel Gürel

Harrogate 1982

Neço – Hani?
(Olcayto Ahmet Tuğsuz/Faik Tuğsuz)
#15 20
Lyrics
Neço – Hani?
(Olcayto Ahmet Tuğsuz/Faik Tuğsuz)
#15
Result
20
Points
Andere songs van
Olcayto Ahmet Tuğsuz

Dublin 1981

Modern Folk Trio and Aysegül – Dönme dolap
(Ali Kocatepe)
#18 9
Lyrics
Modern Folk Trio and Aysegül – Dönme dolap
(Ali Kocatepe)
#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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