Press Snippets: Tarkan Comparisons
Turkish newspaper Sabah has recently run two short articles on Turkish megastar Tarkan, with the first claiming that the popular artist and Turkish singer-songwriter Serdar Ortaç are going "head-to-head" for the number one spot in Turkish digital sales.
Although the comparison fails when it's realised that Ortaç has recently released a 17-track album and Tarkan has only released one teaser track from his as-yet-to-be released 2010 record, nevertheless the article writes it up as a close race between the two pop artists.
Meanwhile, businesswoman and lawyer Bilge Öztürk is still being cited as Tarkan's ex-girlfriend in an article where it's said that celebrity paps caught her out with her sisters returning home after a night of heavy drinking.
Tarkan and Öztürk spilt in 2008 and she is now in a new relationship with professional water sportsman Salih Alexander Çakır.
And moving on, online ticket site Biletix has announced on its front page that concerts for Tarkan will be coming soon, indicating that the megastar will be performing at this year's scheduled open air concerts at the Harbiye in Istanbul, organised by his company HITT.
UPDATE: Tarkan at the Harbiye in July >>
If summer concert dates are chosen, it could also be indicative that the popular singer is getting closer to a release date for his eagerly anticipated 2010 album.