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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Press Snippets: Tarkan is a Big Name

By Adelind Osmanlı reporting from Munich, Germany

Screencap of reportsTwo reports in Turkish paper Hürriyet mention Tarkan, with the first involving Nil Özalp once again speaking about why she won't speak about the love rumours surrounding her and Tarkan, while the second involves a Turkish rock singer commenting on Tarkan's international popularity (see left pic).

On the subject of being romantically linked with Tarkan, Özalp was quoted as saying: "It's true that stories like this had come up when we had been working together in the studio. But I am not commenting at all about this subject. When they first came out, because I didn't know any better, I tried to comment, but they were published as though I was stating something.

"After that time I didn't speak another word. And for a long time because we didn't speak on the issue, no reports were made. And we're still going to continue on this, so I'm not going to comment on this subject. Sorry."

And when asked that she was not, however, denying that she was in a relationship with Tarkan, she said that if she said that then it would be as though she had refused Tarkan.

"That's why I won't comment. Because I don't want to be someone who talks on such matters. It's such a big name that it could misconstrued,' Hürriyet writes.

The second report in the paper is an interview published with singer Emre Aydın who praises Tarkan, when he is asked about other Turkish artists making their name heard outside Turkish borders.

"I think Tarkan hasn't been able to explain just how well he is known outside of Turkey. From what I have seen and heard, he is the second most known male singer after Ricky Martin," he said.

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