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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Tarkan Snippets: Backing Singer Spat?

Posted by Steffan Matrak from Moscow, Russia

Is Tarkan's ex-backing singer Murat Boz upset at his old boss? This is the question asked by celeb gossip portal Gecce.

Reportedly caught off guard by a street reporter's question over rumours that things were bad between him and his past employer, Boz said that it was impossible for him to be upset with Tarkan.

"It's not possible. Why would I be upset with Tarkan? I'm on speaking terms with everyone," Boz said.

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Tarkan's one-time chorus crew member, Boz was known for his contradictory remarks about the Turkish artist after he began his solo career.

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In more news reports that mention Tarkan, but have no connection to the artist, comes a story that a Turkish actress is going out with the "Tarkan of the Balkans", while a Balkan news wire reports on a bestselling Turkish artist on digital platforms in 2017 coming "behind Tarkan".

Moving on, Tarkan love is everywhere: Celeb portals have written about Turkish artists in Tokyo sharing their videos using Tarkan songs, as the Turkish jet set are seen requesting his songs in US clubs. Elsewhere, artists reportedly moan at their followers for not liking their posts enough - showing one with Tarkan as an example.

Also putting Tarkan up as an example, a CNN Türk interviewer compares Tarkan's performance in an interview with another Golden Butterfly award recipient who sung live during the evening when Tarkan lip-synched his performance of his winning track, while in other news, a female columnist reviews a film currently making a smash at the box office that references Turkish and world culture.

Sabah correspondent Ayşe Özyılmazel says that comedian Cem Yılmaz's sci-fi film "Arif v 216" has a lot of "in-jokes" that might go over the head of younger generations.

"When the Arif character requests Tarkan's "Şımarık" as the "nutcracker" song and they play Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite" instead, unless you know the ballet you won't laugh at the joke," she writes.

And finally, a respected musician has bemoaned the future of classical Turkish music, saying the genre only had a lifespan of twenty years left.

Singer and composer Mustafa Keser repeated his criticism of Tarkan's 2016 tribute to classical music, but stressed that the pop singer had sang well - just not as well as the genre's serious artists.

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