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Monday, March 03, 2008

Tarkan Confirmations

By Adelind Osmanlı reporting from Munich, Germany

News stories in the Turkish press are confirming recent reports posted by Tarkan Deluxe.

Tarkan poster for Manavgat festivalPreviously published on the blog, media outlets Güneş and Haber A confirm Tarkan's nature trek of the Turkish Marmara and Aegean coast (with photo), while Turkish paper Zaman writes about the Turkish festival of Manavgat, in the Turkish province of Antalya.

Zaman, running a news lead from Cihan News Agency, has reported that the organisers will be promoting the festival abroad at international fairs with Tarkan's gala appearance. It claims thirty thousand promotional brochures, accompanying CDs and flyers have been printed for distribution, in English, German and Russian.

Tarkan Deluxe had posted over a month ago plans for the artist to appear at the 15th Barış Suyu Turkish Culture and Tourism Festival in Manavgat, Antalya.

News Candy Assortments

Manolo Blahnik on a trip to IstanbulMeanwhile, a follow-up to a March 2007 post about Manolo Blahnik - whose shoes to wear Madonna is quoted to have said "are better than sex" - has resurfaced in a recent Sabah article.

The Spanish fashion designer has revealed his new footwear range for men, with Istanbul as the inspiration. He has reportedly given some of his designs Turkish names, while is also planning to unveil a new range for women labelled "Turkish Delight".

Made famous by the US drama "Sex and the City", Blahnik had revealed himself to be a Tarkan fan, and that he works while listening to the pop icon's music.

And finally, Sabah quotes sales figures from music label Seyhan's shopping site to confirm that, in its first two months, Tarkan's Metamorfoz is the current highest selling album of 2008.

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