Tarkan in Izmir for Car Fest
Taking to the stage at the Autodrom race track situated in Pınarbaşı, a town near Izmir, on the 21 June, initial reports from news agencies report that Tarkan sported a new haircut and chose to appear in white for the occasion.
However, even though it was a specialist festival for car lovers, and the tickets were expensive, the news agencies in general chose to run with the headline that the attendance was low for a usual Tarkan concert.
The press reports write that a turnout of 1,500 for the close of the festival was a disappointment for the star, who usually gathers at least 5,000 for his live shows.
Noting that the star had a large fan base, but which had apparently decided to stay away from the car festival, the reports claim that Tarkan did not show his disappointment.
"It's been a long time since I came to Izmir. I've even missed its scent, let's just us have a great evening together," he is reported to have said to the crowd.