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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Press Snippets: Reports in Brief

By Adelind Osmanlı reporting from Munich, Germany

Tarkan's Care for Aged Singer

Screencap of reportsTarkan has been mentioned in news about the doyenne of Turkish classical music, Müzeyyen Senar, who celebrated her 92nd birthday on 16 July.

Still suffering from the after-effects of a debilitating stroke, the reports write that artists such as Tarkan, Sezen Aksu and Sibel Can continue to call on the singer from the golden age of the Turkish classical revival, while the Turkish government fund her medical bills in her time of need, local paper Yeni Asır writes.

Meanwhile, Hürriyet female columnist Şenay Düdek has praised the loyalty of Tarkan, Aksu and Can for keeping up contact with Senar, while criticising other singers for staying away on Senar's birthday, and a report in Sabah claims that Senar loves Tarkan "like a son".

UPDATE: Tarkan visits Senar before Bodrum show >>

Tarkan sang a duet with Senar in 1998, the video single to which can be viewed at MÜ-YAP's YouTube channel. Just use the search facility on its page to find Tarkan's videos.

UPDATES: MÜ-YAP closes its music channel over revenue dispute with YouTube >>
Tarkan opens his own official YouTube channel. Watch video single with Senar here >>

2010 July-August Performance Dates

A celebrity portal writes that Tarkan will be giving two performances at the open air theatre Harbiye in Istanbul on 31 July and 1 August, as part of the scheduled 2010 Harbiye Open Air Shows in conjunction with music station Kral and Tarkan's production company HITT.

Paper Posta writes that Tarkan is scheduled to perform at Taşköprü on 6 August. Famous for its garlic production, the town of Taşköprü in northern Turkey is hosting its 24th annual festival this year.

UPDATE: Thirty Thousand at Tarkan Show >>

In the column of Sabah variety columnist Bülent Cankurt, published by celebrity portal Gecce, is the the previously reported news that Tarkan will be performing at Bianca Beach in Bodrum on 7 August.

UPDATE: Bodrum Thousands See Tarkan >>

Other Reports in Brief

The best-selling newspaper in Europe, Germany's the Bild has published an article on Istanbul that declares Tarkan this summer's hit in the city.

"A spectacular arrest and the accusation of drug possession did not damage the popular star Tarkan, who is also known internationally ... Tarkan's hit "Sevdanın Son Vuruşu" ("Love's Last Strike") stands in the Kral TV Top 20 despite it all," the Bild writes in its lifestyle column.

And finally, an article in French on clubbing in Tunisia mentions Tarkan, too, while Jamaican singer Soca Boy gave a concert in the western province of Izmir, where he told reporters that he liked Turkish music and Tarkan.

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