Bad Boy to Belly Boy and Back Again
As every Tarkan fan around the globe will know by now, the end of February was rocked with the news that Turkish recording artist Tarkan was arrested in Turkey as part of a drug raid, where police reportedly found and seized a small amount of hashish at the pop star's country home in the Ömerli district near Istanbul.
Turkish police detained Tarkan, the country's best-known pop star, in a narcotics raid Friday in Istanbul along with nine other people, who were detained for their alleged links with two drug dealers being monitored by narcotics agents.
|World-famous pop star Tarkan being |
taken to the Beşiktas courthouse in
Istanbul on Monday. (AP Photo)
"As someone who knows Tarkan well, I do not believe he has been associated with cocaine," Özdemir said.
It's not surprising that a lot has been said in Turkey about this, and there is no doubt that a lot more will be said in the days ahead. In Tarkan's career there have been landmarks where his personal life has come crashing in on his professional one.
Undoubtedly, the "drug bust" will become one such landmark, and possibly the most impacting one of his career.
Tarkan Deluxe is investigating this issue by talking to sources, including official ones, to bring its readers the story in its own individual style.
Read it here:
- "I Wish I Was As Famous As Tarkan!"
- The Short Term Memory of the Turkish Press
- The Democracy of the Turkish Press 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
- Readers' Comments 1 | 2
- The Making of a Moment (Article by Ali Yildirim)
- Life's Lessons (Article by Mark Mayhey)
- The Curse of the Dancing Men (Article by Mark Mayhey)
- Will Tarkan Face the Axe? (Article by Mark Mayhey)
- Tarkan Releases Press Statement
- Public Trust in Tarkan Rises
- Tarkan Keeps on Composing
- A Victim of Politics?
- The Tarkan Paradox
- Support for Tarkan
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
- Talks of Imprisonment
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13
- Work Cancellations
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15
- Media Buzz
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33
Read the follow up of the case reports at our sister site Tarkan Translations here: