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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tarkan News: December Snippets

By Adelind Osmanlı reporting from Munich, Germany

Tarkan Deluxe presents a summary of media snippets relating to Tarkan during the last month of 2009.

Russia Loves Tarkan

Turkish paper Sabah columnist Ufuk Sandık has touched upon Tarkan's recent ad campaign for Turkish citrus fruits sold in Russia in his column yesterday.

Part of his "Observations of Moscow After 15 Years", Sandık wrote that Tarkan's commercials have generated huge interest in Russia.

"The TV commercials, which started airing in Russia on 12 November, has caught the interest of Russian ladies the most. When people heard we were Turkish, they immediately spoke to us about Tarkan and the commercials.

"It seems that Tarkan's TV ads have done the trick. The Russians are enjoying the Turkish taste of oranges with Tarkan," he observed.

Meanwhile other reports write that, speaking on behalf of the Mediterranean Union of Exports, Ali Kavak was quoted as confirming that Tarkan's Russian commercials had attracted a lot of attention.

"We will definitely feel the benefit of this as a sector," he said.

Meeting Tarkan a Turning Point

In an article published in paper Hürriyet for their celebrity supplement Kelebek, Tarkan's pop protégé Emir has given a small report with other newcomers of 2009.

When asked what the turning point in his musical career had been, he answered it was first meeting Tarkan's long-time friend and producer Ozan Çolakoğlu and then meeting the famous singer himself.

Muhabbet on Tarkan

Screencap of reportKnown as the singing sensation of the Turkish-German music scene, Murat Ersen alias Muhabbet, responded to a question about Tarkan thrown into an interview with German weekly news magazine Stern (Star) (see left pic).

The first question asked by interviewer Carsten Heidböhmer was about the difference between his and Tarkan's styles in music.

Ersen classified the popular recording artist's music as oriental pop.

"That is oriental pop, a fusion between oriental song and normal pop. My music leans more towards hip hop," he said.

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