Tarkan in Antalya
Tanju Altınay summarily reports in Güneş newspaper's celebrity gossip columns that Tarkan surprised fans with his new image on the 28 April, when he performed at the five star Silence Beach Hotel in Antalya for a private convention.
Singing to an exclusive audience of around 800 people, Tarkan reportedly refused paparazzi the opportunity to photograph his new look. Sporting close cropped hair, the singer seemed to have put on a lot of weight.
One of the attendees had posted video clips of Tarkan's performance that evening at YouTube, but these were subsequently removed.