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Friday, June 06, 2008

Media Monitors Tarkan

By Adelind Osmanlı reporting from Munich, Germany

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In the recently published customary monthly report from Turkish news ombudsman Medya Takip Merkezi (MTM), Turkish pop star Tarkan continues to make it into the top five celebrity names dominating the domestic media channels - even though the music artist is currently under a musical hiatus.

For the month of May, the media monitoring centre reports that Tarkan featured in 947 news stories, making him the fourth most reported celebrity in Turkey. The article also writes that the artist had over a total of 10 hours of TV airtime last month, mainly involving recent speculations about his private life.

Tarkan had previously topped the list by a large margin, making an appearance in 1,756 news reports for the month of January.

Discussed mostly in supplements, newspapers and magazines, the artist had experienced nearly a 60% hike in interest due to the release of his 2007 domestic album Metamorfoz.

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