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Monday, August 16, 2010

Tarkan's Nature in the Press

By Adelind Osmanlı reporting from Munich, Germany

Tarkan Works His Way Into the Soul

Screencap of reportCenk Erdem's piece for paper Milliyet's arts and culture section praises Tarkan's 2010 album Adımı Kalbine Yaz, which he says he listened to on the day of its release whilst journeying by car to a weekend getaway.

Headlined as "He wrote across our hearts long ago, he works his way into our soul, too!", Erdem confesses Tarkan's arrival on the musical scene was a very welcome one.

"Tarkan's voice flows like a river and is so healing. After the release of the album I complied of international voices with "healing songs", when I've been asked in interviews about domestic healing voices, as a psychologist and DJ I make no hesitation in my response. Is there a more beautiful male voice than Tarkan's?"

Erdem goes on to sing the praises of such tracks as "Sevdanın Son Vuruşu" ("Love's Last Strike") - adding poetry to our lives - and "Acımayacak", which he says heralds the welcome return of Tarkan's flirtatiousness. He also writes that Tarkan has helped remind listeners what a talented lyricist, female singer-songwriter Yıldız Tilbe is with the song "İşim Olmaz".

He describes "Sen Çoktan Gitmişsin" as a "chill-out piece ... it goes down like a bitter Turkish coffee after the end of a beautiful meal," while the "Usta Çırak" song he finds the most entertaining track, before adding that Tarkan "has saved the summer" by providing remixes for the clubs.

And although he confesses to not liking the song "Öp", which he skips when listening to the album, he says that when it comes to the song "Adımı Kalbine Yaz" he envisages an evening of rakı where "he burns with his troubles thrown into the fire.

"Even the backing vocals are enchanting ... What a beautiful song and how beautifully allaturca suits Tarkan's voice ... Tarkan saves us all once again, he heals us with his beautiful voice.

"Tarkan wrote his name across our hearts a long time ago, but his voice and he, too, knows and senses our souls so well..." Erdem ends his article.

Tarkan's Nature in the Press

Screencap of reportThe nature photographs from Tarkan's own lens and published exclusively in the T-zone section at for his fans has made the Turkish press and celebrity portal headlines.

Described by some as "another Tarkan talent discovered", the reports write that the photographs have been met with praise, while talking about Tarkan's "meaningful call" to his fans from his official site to unite for the protection of the environment and its animals.

Photographs at T-zoneTarkan's photographs hosted at's new T-zone

Finally elsewhere, as paper Cumhuriyet lists Tarkan in an article about animal rights group PETA and "the brave defenders of animals", a report writes that the head of a local group in the Turkish province of Rize has publicly thanked Tarkan for his messages of support for the protection of the region's environment against the proposed building of a hydro-powered dam.

Tarkan had made the comments during an appearance at a festival on 8 August, held in his father's homestead of İkizdere, a Black Sea town in the Rize Province of Turkey.

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