Press Snippets: Judging Tarkan
Tweets on Tarkan's 2010 Album
Long time Tarkan music producer Ozan Çolakoğlu has posted tweets on his Twitter account that Tarkan's 2010 album will be mastered tomorrow, which means it should "be ready for release next week", while Turkish radio station Pal FM's female radio DJ Yasemin Şefik has tweeted there is "not long left for Tarkan's album".
Meanwhile, celebrity correspondent for Haberturk, Oben Budak has tweeted some of the lyrics to Tarkan's latest songs, which hints there will be slow songs on the release to the 2010 album, apparently contradicting what Turkish music label DMC rep Samsun Demir had blogged recently on his Twitter account.
Demir had tweeted that the 2010 album had been split into two parts, with a first part release this month made up of dance tracks, with a second release of slow songs scheduled for December.
Tarkan is a Good Judge of Character
Writing for celebrity gossip portal Ayaklı Gazete, Hüseyin Özkan praises Tarkan for his giving his support to singer Kibariye in a recent collaboration on her latest album.
Emphasising that at a time when selfishness and greed was at a high, Özkan believes that Tarkan's selfless actions towards a fellow artist was a good example for others to follow.
"Whatever anyone says, Tarkan is Turkey's number one popstar. Many artists would jump at an offer from Tarkan. A concert, a duet, it doesn't matter as long as it is a joint project. Many TV show hosts have tried to get him on their show but failed. So, why is it that someone like Tarkan, who everyone is after, doesn't hesitate to [collaborate with] an artist that won't benefit him in anyway? ...
"You can't buy this kind of care and attention and support. If Tarkan didn't want to, and he didn't believe in Kibariye's sincerity, would he go in the studio with her to sing alongside her? Not everything is about fame or money. With such actions Tarkan is really giving a message to the world of celebrity and music. I'll lay down my life for you if you're true... Tarkan is a professional singer, a strong voice. Believing in Kibariye's sincerity he is by her side at every available opportunity.
"With such a fame that he could turn every step he makes to money, if he is willing to go into the studio with Kibariye to work with her for hours, you can guess in some small way what kind of man Tarkan is. At a time when selfishness and greed is at a high, Tarkan's selfless actions is a good example for others to follow.
"And at the same time, Tarkan is a good judge of character, too, because I believe Kibariye is the right person. Tarkan knows who he should be there for," Özkan writes.
Russian Choir Sing Tarkan
And finally, there is a report on the recent performance of the Russian Red Army Choir in Bursa, where it's reported the popular act once again sang their own rendition of Tarkan's "Şıkıdım" (A-acayipsin, 1994).
Appearing as part of the 49th International Bursa Festival, the report writes that the choir began with the Turkish national anthem, and went on to sing Tarkan's classic track during their acclaimed recitals.