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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tarkan to Enchant Russia with Live Shows

By Adelind Osmanlı reporting from Munich, Germany

Screencap of reportThe online version of the Russian Sobesednik Magazine, published in Moscow and covering local news and community events, has featured an article on Turkish recording artist Tarkan on the eve of the artist's scheduled three stop tour in the country (see left pic).

The article prints that on 18 November the "enchanting show Prince of the East" begins in Yekaterinburg, to follow on in St Petersburg on 20 November and Moscow on 21 November.

Labelling Tarkan as "the brightest star of the east" and a "long standing, hot favourite in Russia", the account describes the artist as one who exudes a hot passionate temperament that has "driven mad numerous fans and governments" and whose shows will bring summer early to the continent this month.

The narrative writes that for his show in the Russian capital, admirers will gather to watch Tarkan's famed live performance in Crocus City Hall, a new concert arena with a unique two-level platform and state of the art sound and light engineering systems.

Tarkan's three-stop tour of Russia's major cities are part of his Turkish citrus fruit campaign on the continent, with Turkish news portal Birinci Kuvvet recently reporting that tickets for his November concerts were selling out fast.

"Turkish for Beginners"

Meanwhile, in the online culture section of Moscow-based daily newspaper Moskovskij Komsomolets there is an article about Tarkan, giving a outline of the star's life and career in music.

Describing the artist as a star touring the world and coming to Moscow on 21 November, the account speaks of Tarkan's name being synonymous with Russians for Turkish club-med holidays, and about the artist's love of the Russian cultural capital of St Petersburg.

However, the Russian commentator has no idea that Tarkan and his long-term partner, businesswoman Bilge Öztürk, split in 2008, quoting the star in the frame of mind he had been in a year ago saying that he was "ripe for marriage".

The Moskovskij Komsomolets culture article on Tarkan

Screencap of report

Founded in 1919, Moskovskiy Komsomolets is one of the world's top hundred daily newspapers. Based on a daily circulation approaching one million, the paper is one of the largest circulation newspapers in the world.

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