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Friday, January 08, 2010

Tarkan Press Snippets Continued

By Adelind Osmanlı reporting from Munich, Germany

The musical collateral behind multi-award winning recording artist Tarkan's name is evidenced by more specimens of news from the celebrity and culture sections of the press.

Screencap of reportAs a Turkish music site in the Netherlands mentions Tarkan's name in a post covering the new release of a female pop singer for working with producer Ozan Çolakoğlu (see left pic), papers like Zaman and the Europe edition of the Wall Street Journal have deemed Tarkan's name newsworthy enough to mention in Istanbul's launch as a European Capital of Culture this year.

Zaman writes that a fire show will precede Tarkan's show in Taksim, known to be the entertainment hub of the city, while writing for the WSJ and based in Istanbul, Michael Kuser describes the launch as a celebration of culture with an "all-night party throughout the city".

In the article, Kuser singles out Tarkan's contribution to the celebrations kick-starting on 16 January, stating that "Turkish pop star Tarkan will perform at Taksim Square in the center of town starting at 8:30 p.m., following a fireworks show."

And finally, in a piece published by a site centred on developments in the tourism sector, head of a Turkish travel company, Recep Yavuz has said that Tarkan's success in Russia is the result of the interaction of tourism.

In his 8 January dated article "Feel Turkey!", Yavuz claims that the successes of his industry have reaped benefits for others sectors.

"Over 15,000 Turkish food outlets opening in Germany since 1971, Turkish TV dramas being watched all across the region from Bulgaria to Syria, and having more Russians than Turks scrambling for tickets to Tarkan's Russian concerts is the natural result of the interaction between culture and tourism," he writes.

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