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Saturday, August 07, 2010

Press Snippets: In Wait for Tarkan

By Adelind Osmanlı reporting from Munich, Germany

Thousands Wait for Tarkan Concerts

Screencap of reportCelebrity paper Güneş has reported on the Turkish singer's scheduled appearance for a festival at his father's homestead of İkizdere, a town and district of the Rize Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey.

The Güneş report writes that nearly half a million people are expected to turn up in attendance at what is touted as the largest festival of its kind in Turkey.

The 15th Ovit Yaylası Şenlikleri (Mountain Pastures Festivities) is set to be held between the dates of 6-8 August, and has seen crowds as large as 250,000 in past years, previous reports claim.

UPDATE: Tarkan at Ovit festival >>

Meanwhile, a local TV station in the region Kral Karadeniz is airing scenes from the Ovit festival live. Those interested can watch its live broadcast online at its website.

UPDATE: No live broadcast of Tarkan show >>

Press Snippets at Tarkan's official siteReaders can also take a look at press snippets about Tarkan archived at

Screencap of reportAnd in the column of variety reporter Bülent Cankurt, published by celebrity portal Gecce, there is information on the previously reported news that Tarkan will be performing at Bianca Beach in Bodrum on 7 August.

On the subject of Tarkan's Bodrum show this evening, Cankurt writes the organisers are working hard to prepare a 3,000 capacity arena for holiday-makers to meet Tarkan.

"It's said that Tarkan fans are climbing over themselves to find tickets," the variety columnist writes.

UPDATE: Bodrum Thousands See Tarkan >>

Screencap of reportElsewhere, other reports on Tarkan's Bodrum show write about "King Tarkan" making a grand appearance on the beaches of Bodrum.

Writing that "the undisputed King of Turkish pop music Tarkan" is gearing up for a huge concert for this week's "The Real One" concert series in Bodrum, the reports also state that Tarkan has been spending days in preparation for his spectacular show by the sea.

"With many well-known celebrities expected for this week's event, it looks like "The Real One" concert will be spoken about for some time to come."

Fans of Tarkan

tarkan makes an appearance on Dutch FunX radio XTips chartTarkan has made an appearance on a Dutch radio chart with his track "Sevdanın Son Vuruşu" ("Love's Last Strike").

Tarkan is currently at sixth position and rising in its second week in FunX radio's XTips chart.

Dutch urban radio station FunX listeners have supported Tarkan throughout the years, after Tarkan appeared on the station for a radio interview in 2007.

Moving on, paper Sabah writes that popular belly dancer Amelia Zidane, who uses Tarkan's "Şıkıdım" (A-acayipsin, 1994) in her shows, is a self-confessed fan of the Turkish megastar, while Milliyet prints that DJ Tiësto closely follows Tarkan's career, too.

Back once more in Turkey with his new shows, Tiësto has told reporters that he doesn't know much about Turkish music aside from Tarkan, and that he knew of Turkish megastar Tarkan's 2010 album.

Tarkan and Tiësto shared the stage together to promote the world number one DJ's appearance in the world number one Turkish pop star's 2008 reissue of Metamorfoz.

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