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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Correspondent Says: Stop Knocking Tarkan

By Adelind Osmanlı reporting from Munich, Germany

Screencap of reportSabah correspondent, Hıncal Uluç has commented on the news that Turkish musician Özdemir Erdoğan declared Tarkan's fame an illusion in a recent interview (see left pic).

"We have to rid ourselves of feeling second rate, but we just can't do it. I'm in the Turkish media for 50 years, and nothing has changed. If it's Turkish it's bad. If it's foreign, then there's nothing better," Uluç opined.

Then he went on to say: "We're generally like this really. If there's a successful name in politics, in art, we love to do our very best to knock them down!

"We're like this in everything. We're jealous of each other. I'm reading Özdemir Erdoğan. He's been quoted as saying, "Tarkan isn't a star. There are Turks where he goes." How many Turks live in Mexico? I was in a bar in New York and I was the only Turk there, and Tarkan was playing. Tarkan could have become a household name across the world, but sadly it wasn't to be. He's to blame for that, but sadly this is the attitude in Turkey!"

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