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Turkey
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Capital city Ankara
Population 71,159,000
Area 783,562 km²
Internet TLD tr
Member station TRT
National selection events Internal selection (2003, 2006-2012)
Eurovizyon Şarkı Seçmeleri(1975-2002, 2004, 2005)
Appearances
Appearances 34
First appearance 1975
Last appearance 2012
Best result 1st: 2003
Worst result Last: 1975,1983,1987

History
Turkey participated in the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 1975, represented by Semiha Yankı performing “Seninle Bir Dakika”, but did not achieve any considerable success until the late 1990s. They withdrew from the 1979 contest in Jerusalem, a major disappointment for the selected performers Maria Rita Epik & 21 Peron, who would have performed the song “Seviyorum”.
In 1997, Turkey finished 3rd with the song “Dinle” by Şebnem Paker. In 2003, Turkey won for the first time with “Everyway That I Can” by Sertab Erener, narrowly beating Belgium by two points.

1975


Turkey took part in the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 1975. The country was represented by Semiha Yankı with the song “Seninle Bir Dakika” written by Hikmet Münir Ebcioğlu and composed by Kemal Ebcioğlu.The final took place on 9 February 1975 at the studios of TRT, Bülend Özveren was hosting the event.
At the close of the voting Seninle bir dakika had received 3 points (from Monaco), placing Turkey 19th (last). This was the fourth time that a country had come last on its debut. The Turkish jury awarded it’s 12 points to Portugal.

lyrics
A minute with you
A minute with you, makes me happy
One minute darling, to forget these lost years
A minute with you, makes me happy
One minute darling, to forget these lost years

Desire is endless, seeing each other only lasts one minute
Love lasts a whole life, making love only a minute

La la la la la la la… la la la la la la la…
La la la la la la la… la la la la la la la…

We met each other, only one minute
Darling, my eyes were drinking from your eyes for one minute
We met each other, only one minute
Darling, my eyes were drinking from your eyes for one minute

Desire is endless, seeing each other only lasts one minute
Love lasts a whole life, making love only a minute

La la la la la la la… la la la la la la la…
La la la la la la la… la la la la la la la…

Desire is endless, seeing each other only lasts one minute
Love lasts a whole life, making love only a minute

La la la la la la la…

1978


Turkey took part in the Eurovision Song Contest for the second time in 1978. The country was represented by Nilüfer & Nazar with the song “Sevince” written by Hulki Aktunç and composed by Dağhan Baydur and Onno Tunç. It came 18th in the Eurovision 1978.

lyrics

Love
All of a sudden the world stops turning, when I love you
All of a sudden, the world starts turning, when I love you
Love me all your life, if you love me
When we all love the turning world, it will love us

The sun stops shining when I love you
The sun shines again when I love you
Don’t ever stop loving, oh, loving
We all love the nice days, the days love us

Oh… love is such a big country
Oh… love me and run to that country

Don’t ever stop loving – oh… loving
We all love the nice days, the days love us

All of a sudden, life is different, when I love you
All of a sudden, the world is different, when I love you
For all the coming years, keep on loving if you love me
When we all love the turning world, it will love us

Oh… love is such a big country
Oh… love me and run to that country

Oh… love is such a big country
Oh… love me and run to that country

1980


Turkey took part in the Eurovision Song Contest 1980. The country was represented by Ajda Pekkan with the song “Pet’r Oil” written by Şanar Yurdatapan and composed by Atilla Özdemiroğlu.The entry was chosen during a national final called Şarkı Yarışması, held on February 24, 1980 at the TRT Studios in Ankara. Pekkan, who had already been chosen to represent Turkey, sang three songs in the final.

lyrics
Pet’r Oil
Before you came it was dark everywhere
The world was empty and dull, I wonder why
I searched everywhere for sweet light
For a flame that would warm my heart

When you came, as if a sun has dawned
Illuminating my day and night, my life was wonderful
Now, all of a sudden, everything has changed
Without you, life is difficult and hard

Lovely pet’r oil, sweet pet’r oil
I need you now, pet’r oil
Lovely pet’r oil, sweet pet’r oil
I need you now, pet’r oil

In the beginning, pet’r oil, in the end pet’r oil
Now my reigns are in your hands, pet’r oil
In the beginning, pet’r oil, in the end pet’r oil
Now my reigns are in your hands, pet’r oil

You are so proud, I can’t come close to you
I wonder who else suffers from your love
You speak of nothing but dollars and marks
I am so suffering because of you

Rich courtesans are running after you
Dreams and reality are not the same, you won’t be mine
Maybe you’ll go away for good some day
I already started crying after you

Lovely pet’r oil, sweet pet’r oil
I need you now, pet’r oil
Lovely pet’r oil, sweet pet’r oil
I need you now, pet’r oil

In the beginning, pet’r oil, in the end pet’r oil
Now my reigns are in your hands, pet’r oil
In the beginning, pet’r oil, in the end pet’r oil
Now my reigns are in your hands, pet’r oil

(Lovely pet’r oil, sweet pet’r oil)
(I need you now, pet’r oil)
Lovely pet’r oil, sweet pet’r oil
I need you now, pet’r oil

1981


Dönme Dolap (The Carousel, in English) was the Turkish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1981, performed in Turkish by Modern Folk Trio & Ayşegül Aldinç. At the close of voting, it had received 9 points, placing 18th (equaling Portugal) in a field of 20.
lyrics
The carousel
Life isn’t a game, my friend
Coming to the world has its price
Friendship is eternal, my friend
Love is in the core of man

Life is like a carousel
It also has its ups and downs
Lucky are those who go up my friend
But by those who go down stand true friends

To breathe is not to live
Living is thinking and feeling
Regret the days gone without joy
The carousel goes up and down my friend

Life isn’t a game, my friend
Coming to the world has its price
Friendship is eternal, my friend
Love is in the core of man

Life is like a carousel
It also has its ups and downs
Lucky are those who go up my friend
But by those who go down stand true friends

To breathe is not to live
Living is thinking and feeling
Regret the days gone without joy
The carousel goes up and down my friend

1982


“Hani?” (“Where?”) was the Turkish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1982, performed in Turkish by Neco.At the close of voting, it had received 20 points, placing 15th in a field of 18.

lyrics
Where?
Where are those who ran after me?
Where are those who opened their hearts to me?
Where are those who were so happy with my love?
Where?

Where are those who smiled at me?
Where are those who called me sweetheart?
Where are those who waited for me?
Where?

It’s so unfortunate
Not to be able to talk to anyone
You try to say something
And they just walk away

I saw you somewhere
You walked away, again
You ignored my love

I tried to come closer
But you left me again
I loved you so much, where?
Where?

You don’t know how to love
Don’t think it’s so easy
To use flattering words
And win a heart

Where are those who used to run after me?
Where are those who used to open their hearts to me?
Where are those who where so happy with my love
(Where? Where? Where?)

Where are those who smiled at me?
Where are those who called me sweetheart?
Where are those who waited for me?
(Where? Where?)

Hey hey hey hey…
Where are those who ran after me?
Where are those who opened their hearts to me?
Where are those who were so happy with my love?
Where?

1983


Turkey was represented by Çetin Alp & the Short Waves at the 1983 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place in Munich on 23 April 1983. Çetin Alp won the rights to represent Turkey on 4 March 1983.The final was hosted by Başak Doğru at the studio of TRT in Istanbul.
At the close of voting Opera had received the dreaded nul points placing Turkey joint 19 place (along with Spain). The Turkish jury awarded its 12 points to Yugoslavia.

lyrics 

Opera
That’s opera, storm of excitement
I feel it so strongly, this love should never end

Ballet, with music full of love
Overture, trio, duet, choirs
The Abduction from the Seraglio, La Traviata will never die

Opera, opera, opera, opera, opera
Opera, opera, opera, opera, Carmen, Aida
Opera, opera, tonight at the opera they play
Tosca, Figaro and Fidelio, exciting arias

Lay lay la lay lay lay la lay la lay…
(Opera, opera, opera, opera, opera)
Lay lay la lay lay lay la lay la lay…
(Opera, opera, opera, opera), Carmen, Aida
Opera, opera, tonight at the opera they play
Tosca, Figaro and Fidelio, exciting arias

This is opera, Wagner and Puccini
Mozart, Rossini, the works of Verdi will remain forever

Ballet, with music full of love
Overture, trio, duet, choirs
The Abduction from the Seraglio, La Traviata will never die
Asla will never die

1984


“Halay” was the Turkish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1984, performed in Turkish by Beş Yıl Önce, On Yıl Sonra.At the close of voting, it had received 37 points, placing 12th in a field of 19.The song is about Halay (typical dance in Turkey and Middle East), the band sings that they dance and sing with much love and don’t look upon foreigners as strangers.

lyrics
Halay
The ground will tremble, fellows, when the Halay is danced
We love in a different way
We are exuberant like torrents, like gusting winds
We don’t look upon foreigners as strangers

Let blooms blossom on the bough
We have so many beautiful things
Let’s sing old love songs
To the whole world
Let’s sing old love songs
To the whole world

Let everyone take a place on this floor
Let drums beat and rejoice
Let the troubadour strike the strings of his lute
So lovely is this tune

Let ball after ball strings of friendship be created
Let’s cross over those unyielding mountains
Let’s sing old love songs
To the whole world
Let’s sing old love songs
To the whole world

Let ball after ball strings of friendship be created
Let’s cross over those unyielding mountains
Let’s sing old love songs
To the whole world
Let’s sing old love songs
To the whole world

Let’s sing old love songs
To the whole world

Halay

1985


“Didai didai dai” was the Turkish entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1985, written, composed and performed by the trio MFÖ. At the end of judging that evening, the song ranked 14th out of 19 entries with 36 points.

lyrics
I fell in love (Didai didai dai)
In love, patience is not enough
I can’t get away from this feeling
I am avoiding all my friends
Love caught me, I fell in love with you

Oo… didai didai dai… oo… didai didai dai…

Always working, it never stops
The days without you are endless
I am avoiding all my friends
Love caught me, I fell in love with you

Oo… didai didai dai… oo… didai didai dai…
Oo… didai didai dai… oo… didai didai dai…

Stay with me
Our love will be easy
Let everyone know that we love each other
You should be de first to believe me

Oo… didai didai dai… oo… didai didai dai…

Didai didai dai… didai didai dai…
Let everyone know that we love each other
You should be de first to believe me

Oo… didai didai dai… oo… didai didai dai…

In love, patience is not enough
I can’t get away from this feeling
I am avoiding all my friends
Oo… dai didai dai…

1986


Turkey was present at the Eurovision Song Contest 1986, held in Bergen, Norway.
The Turkish national final to select their entry, the 1986 Eurovision Şarkı Yarışması Türkiye Finali, was held on 15 March at the TRT Studios in Ankara, and was hosted by Erkan Yolaç. the winner was “Halley,” performed by the quintet Klips ve Onlar (Sevingül Bahadır, Gür Akad, Emre Tukur, Derya Bozkurt and Seden Kutlubay) and composed by Melih Kibar with lyrics by İlhan İrem.
Before competing in Bergen, Seden Kutlubay was replaced in the quintet with Candan Erçetin.At the close of the voting the song had received 53 points, placing 9th in a field of 20 competing countries. It was the highest ranking Turkey had received in the Contest up to that time.

lyrics
Halley
Hey… dear world
Start laughing… the laughter should never end
Hey… dear world
Start laughing… the laughter should never end

Give good news to these hearts
Hay, Halley, hay, hay, Halley
Hay, Halley, hay, hay, hay, Halley

Hey… dear world
Start laughing… the laughter should never end
Hey… dear world
Start laughing… the laughter should never end

Give good news to these hearts
Hay, Halley, hay, hay, hallo, Halley
Give good news to these hearts
Hay, Halley, hay, hay, Halley
Hay, Halley, hay, hay, hay, Halley

Let it be good news… I knocked oat this door
Let it be good news… the world opened the door
Let it be good news… love is so easy
Let it be good news for all of you

Hello Halley… give us some love
Hello Halley… give us some respect
Come fairy… let your wand beat
In spite of everything there is hope

Hello, good morning, hi, hello, hi
Hello, world… let’s go towards peace
Let’s go towards beauty, for ever
Together with you, with you, with you

Hello Halley… give us some love
Hello Halley… give us some respect
Come fairy… let your wand beat
In spite of everything… there is hope

Give good news to these hearts
Hay, Halley, hay, hay, hallo, Halley
Give good news to these hearts
Hay, Halley, hay, hay, Halley
Hay, Halley, hay, hay, Halley
Hay, Halley, hay, hay, hay, Halley

1987


Turkey was represented by Seyyal Taner & Lokomotif at the 1987 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place in Brussels on May 9, 1987. Taner and her backing group won the rights to represent Turkey on the 21 February 1987.The final took place at the studios of TRT in Ankara, television presenter and Turkish commentator Bülend Özveren hosted the event. Other participants included past & future Turkish representative MFÖ (1985 & 1988), Arzu Ece (1989 & 1995), Kayahan (1990) & Nilüfer Yumlu (1978).
At the time this was the worst last placing for a country as it was the largest contest. This was also the third time Turkey came last in the contest and the second time they had received nul points. Since then Turkey has not come last in the contest ever since the 1987 Contest.

lyrics
My song is about love
A melody (and music), a melody
A melody, friendship, love

La la la la… la la la la… la la la la la la la la la la…
La la la la la la la la la la…
My song is about love

My world is not a lie
My dream is no illusion, it’s the reality
The whole world should hear it
I wrote a song about it

My song is full of love
My song is full of friendship
My road is the road of wisdom
My road is love

A melody, a melody
A melody, friendship, love

Such a wonderful life
The world is nice and peaceful
Add a little friendship to my song
Say it for love

A melody (and music), a melody
A melody, friendship, love

Bye bye, coming back
Put your hands together
The whole world should hear it
My song is about love

Bye bye, coming back
Put your arms together
The whole world should hear it
My song is about love
My song is about love
My song is about love

1988


“Sufi” was the Turkish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1988, performed in Turkish by MFÖ.At the close of voting, it had received 37 points, placing 15th of a field of 21.

lyrics
Sufi
Hey ya… hey ya, hey ya…
Hey ya… hey ya, hey ya…

Sufi sets sail to sea
The shore less infinity
He is for sure in love with love
Is he crazy, is he out of his mind

Dance the dance of Sufi, Sufiya
Sufi is in love with Sufi
Dance the dance of Sufi, Sufiya

Sufi, Sufi, Sufi, Sufi, Sufi…
Sufi, Sufi, Sufi, Sufi, Sufi…

These music and these words are not ours
Lovers know this
For us, the rose and its thorns are the same
Lovers now this

Dance the dance of Sufi, Sufiya
Sufi is in love with Sufi
Dance the dance of Sufi, Sufiya

Sufi, Sufi, Sufi, Sufi, Sufi…
Sufi, Sufi, Sufi, Sufi, Sufi…
Sufi, Sufi, Sufi, Sufi, Sufi…

Do you doubt that that a world full of laughter exist?
Do you doubt men love one another, Sufi?

For us the rose and it thorns are the same
Lovers know this
This music and these words are not ours
Lovers know this

Dance the dance of Sufi, Sufiya

Sufi, Sufi, Sufi, Sufi, Sufi…
Sufi, Sufi, Sufi, Sufi, Sufi…
Hey ya… hey ya, hey ya…
Hey ya… hey ya, hey ya…
Hey ya… hey ya, hey ya…
Sufi, Sufi, Sufi, Sufi, Sufi… hey ya, hey ya…
Sufi, Sufi, Sufi, Sufi, Sufi… hey ya, hey ya…
Sufi, Sufi, Sufi, Sufi, Sufi… hey ya, hey ya…

1989


“Bana Bana” (“To me, To me”) was the Turkish entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1989, performed by the group Pan.Hazan Selçuk, one of the two soloists of Pan, the other being Arzu Ece, is the daughter of Timur Selçuk, who was the composer and lyricist of the song and the conductor for the entry. The song received 5 points, placing 21st in a field of 22.

lyrics
To me, to me
If one day he comes back, if he annoys you again
If one day he comes back, if he annoys you again
(Ha ha ha ha ha… ha ha…)
Life cannot go on like this, should separation be this way

To me, to me (is that so?), to me, to me (is that so?)
To me this, to me this, to me, to me (is that so?)
To me, to me (is that so?), to me, to me (is that so?)
To me this, to me this, to me, to me (is that so?)
You can’t do this, ay ay ay ay ay…
You can’t do this, ay ay ay…

If he comes, if he annoys you, if he goes, if he comes back, if he loves you
If he comes, if he annoys you, if he goes, if he comes back, if he loves you
If he comes, if he annoys you, if he goes, if he comes back, if he loves you

If one day he comes back, if he annoys you again
If one day he comes back, if he annoys you again
(Ha ha ha ha ha… ha ha…)
This time I won’t take it, I’m not afraid of separation

To me, to me (is that so?), to me, to me (is that so?)
To me this, to me this, to me, to me (is that so?)
To me, to me (is that so?), to me, to me (is that so?)
To me this, to me this, to me, to me (is that so?)
You can’t do this, ay ay ay ay ay…
You can’t do this, ay ay ay…

If he comes, if he annoys you, if he goes, if he comes back, if he loves you
If he comes, if he annoys you, if he goes, if he comes back, if he loves you
If he comes, if he annoys you, if he goes, if he comes back, if he loves you

To me, to me (is that so?), to me, to me (is that so?)
To me this, to me this, to me, to me (is that so?)
To me, to me (is that so?), to me, to me (is that so?)
To me this, to me this, to me, to me (is that so?)
You can’t do this, ay ay ay ay ay…
You can’t do this, ay ay ay…

To me, to me (is that so?), to me, to me (is that so?)
To me this, to me this, to me, to me (is that so?)
To me, to me (is that so?), to me, to me (is that so?)
To me this, to me this, to me, to me (is that so?)
To me, to me (is that so?), to me, to me (is that so?)
To me this, to me this, to me, to me (is that so?)

To me, to me (is that so?), to me, to me (is that so?)
To me this, to me this, to me, to me (is that so?)
To me, to me (is that so?), to me, to me (is that so?)
To me this, to me this, to me, to me

1990


“Gözlerinin Hapsindeyim” (“Captive in your eyes”) was the Turkish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1990, performed in Turkish by Kayahan.At the close of voting, it had received 21 points, placing 17 th in a field of 22.The song is about love, Kayahan sings about his lover and talks about his eyes hands and denotes as he loved for her.

lyrics
In your eyes again
Hay la la la la… la la la la la la la la la la…
Hay la la la la… la la la la la la la la la la…

For so many days my thoughts have been burning because of this desire
I’m a fool, I’m caught in your eyes again
For so many days my thoughts have been burning because of this desire
I’m a fool, I’m caught in your eyes again

My hands on my face, my lips are silent
My heart is in rebellion, time is the guard
Ah… I’m caught in your eyes again
There’s no chance for desire, ay ay ay…

Ay la la la la… la la la la… seagulls inside of me
Ay la la la la… la la la… you are in my tears

For so many days my thoughts have been burning because of this desire
I’m a fool, I’m caught in your eyes again

My hands on my face, my lips are silent
My heart is in rebellion, time is the guard
Ah… I’m caught in your eyes again
There’s no chance for desire, ay ay ay…

Ay la la la la… la la la la… seagulls inside of me
Ay la la la la… la la la… you are in my tears
Ay la la la la… la la la la… escapades at night
Ay la la la la… la la la… you are in my tears

1991


“Íki Dakika” (English translation: “Two minutes”) was the Turkish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1991, performed in English by İzel Çeliköz, Reyhan Karaca & Can Uğurluer.At the close of voting, it had received 44 points, placing 12th in a field of 22.

lyrics
Two minutes
Turn back and have a look, it’s as if the old days are coming back
But they go by, don’t forget this
The years will pass by quickly, but don’t forget to live
Do not worry about passed ones, come on, two minutes

Even though love might fly away at its best moment
But he/she loves, don’t forget this
The years will pass by quickly, but don’t forget to live
Do not worry about passed ones, come on, two minutes

Same thing for you and me
Same thing for him and her
C’mon let’s live
There is no difference, it’s all the same
With days full of joy we’ll have another kind of life… another kind of life

Turn back and have a look, it’s as if the old days are coming back
But they go by, don’t forget this
The years will pass by quickly, but don’t forget to live
Do not worry about passed ones, come on, two minutes

Even though love might fly away at its best moment
But he/she loves, don’t forget this
The years will pass by quickly, but don’t forget to live
Do not worry about passed ones, come on, two minutes

Same thing for you and me
Same thing for him and her
C’mon let’s live
There is no difference, it’s all the same
With days full of joy we’ll have another kind of life… another kind of life

Turn back and have a look, it’s as if the old days are coming back
But they go by, don’t forget this
The years will pass by quickly, but don’t forget to live
Do not worry about passed ones, come on, two minutes
Two minutes… two minutes

Wooh…

1992


Turkey entered the Eurovision Song Contest 1992 with the song “Yaz bitti” by Aylin Vatankoş after it won the Turkish national final.The Turkish broadcaster, Türkiye Radyo ve Televizyon Kurumu (TRT), held a national final to select the Turkish representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 1992, held in Malmö, Sweden. The winner was Aylin Vatankoş with the song “Yaz Bitti” which was composed by Aldoğan Şimşekyay and Aylin Uçanlar.
“Yaz Bitti” came 19th in the contest with 17 points, 8 points from Malta, 3 points from Ireland and 6 points from Yugoslavia.

lyrics
Summer is over
To live with you, not to be without you, is what I want
Do you hear me?
We can not live on the same world, but on separate paths
Do you understand?
It’s time for love, now, come now

It’s hard to be with you and without you
Your absence is an ember in my heart
Come with the rain, come with your sins if you want
Blow storms if you want
Just smile and let roses flower in my life
While I have been waiting, summer is over

To live with you, not to be without you, is what I want
Do you understand?
It’s time for love, now, com now

It’s hard to be with you and without you
Your absence is an ember in my heart
Come with the rain, come with your sins if you want
Blow storms if you want
Just smile and let roses flower in my life
While I have been waiting, summer is over

It’s hard to be with you and without you
Your absence is an ember in my heart
Come with the rain, come with your sins if you want
Blow storms if you want
Just smile and let roses flower in my life
While I have been waiting, summer is over

1993


Turkey entered the Eurovision Song Contest 1993 with the song “Esmer yarim” by Burak Aydos, after he won the Turkish nationbal final for the contest.The contest was held at the Andromeda discotheque in Istanbul on 13 March, hosted by Ömer Önder.The winner was Burak Aydos with the song “Esmer yarim”, which was composed by Aydos.
He received 10 points in total; 6 points from Spain, 2 points from Bosnia and Herzegovina and 1 point each from Croatia and Iceland, placing 21st in a field of 25.

lyrics
My darling brunette
I wish I had never seen you or heard of you
If you knew how different I had been since that day

I was stirred I was paralysed
I am deeply infatuated I think I am in love with you

My darling brunette, shy and delicate
My darling brunette, sweet and sympathetic
My darling brunette, shy and delicate
My darling brunette, sweet and sympathetic

I used to be crazy now I am hopeless
Your fire has taken me look at me now

I was stirred I was paralysed
I am deeply infatuated I think I am in love with you

My darling brunette, shy and delicate
My darling brunette, sweet and sympathetic
My darling brunette, shy and delicate
My darling brunette, sweet and sympathetic

My darling brunette, shy and delicate
My darling brunette, sweet and sympathetic
My darling brunette, shy and delicate
My darling brunette, sweet and sympathetic

1995


“Sev” (“Love”) was the Turkish entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 1995, held in Dublin, Ireland. The song was composed and conducted by Melih Kibar.The song received 21 points, placing 16th in a field of 25.

lyrics
Love
Laugh, though you don’t have a dream inside
Love, love is with us

Love, love without stopping
Believe, that an endless world
Will exist through love
Laugh, laugh without stopping
Laughing gives a sense to your life
Try once to forget this world

Love, with all your heart
Look at the world’s eyes
Believe that you see them different
Laugh, laugh without stopping
Laughing gives a sense to your life
Try once to forget this world

Come on, sing me a song
Try to reach for eternity
Laugh, though you don’t have a dream inside
Love, love is with us

Love, love without stopping
Believe, that an endless world
Will exist through love
Laugh, laugh without stopping
Laughing gives a sense to your life
Try once to forget this world

Come on, sing me a song
Try to reach for eternity
Laugh, though you don’t have a dream inside
Love, love is with us

Come on, sing me a song
Try to reach for eternity
Laugh, though you don’t have a dream inside
Love, love is with us

1996


“Beşinci Mevsim” (The Fifth Season) was the Turkish entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 1996, composed by Levent Çoker, written by Selma Çuhacı, and performed by Şebnem Paker in Turkish.Paker received 57 points for her performance, placing 12th in a field of 23.

lyrics
The fifth season
My last door has closed, I have been hit without knowing
Are you leaving me
My branches are naked, my sky is darker
Which autumn is today

Always the end, always hard, I got tired on the road
You are there, I am here, look the years are in sorrow

I wish my days would wake up in the fifth season
Come before the dream is over
I wish my roses would open in the fifth season
This much autumn is enough

My last door has closed, I have been hit without knowing
Are you leaving me
My branches are naked, my sky is darker
Which autumn is today

Always the end, always hard, I got tired on the road
You are there, I am here, look the years are in sorrow

I wish my dreams would wake up in the fifth season
Come before the dream is over
I wish I could hoist sails to the fifth season
This much autumn is enough

1997


“Dinle” (“Listen”) was the Turkish entrant to the Eurovision Song Contest 1997 in Dublin, Ireland. It was composed by Levent Çoker and Mehtap Alnıtemiz, and was performed by Şebnem Paker in Turkish. This was the second time that Paker had competed at Eurovision, having represented Turkey also at the 1996 contest with “Beşinci Mevsim”. At the close of the voting it had received 121 points, placing third in a field of 25. This was Turkey’s best position in the contest until their win in 2003, and is still the best position of a Turkish language entry at Eurovision as of 2010.

lyrics
Listen
The days don’t pass without you
The nights are again without you
Ah… where are you my love? With whom are you?
I couldn’t dare to ask you, so listen

Is this the end of this crazy love?
Without asking that I love you
Without ending the pain, without ending the night
Without going onto the roads, I can find you

Is he my darling, has he got a name?
Without asking that I know you
Without meeting, without talking
Without smiling to your face, I love you

Ah… where are you my love? With whom are you?
I couldn’t dare to ask you, so listen

Is this the end of this crazy love?
Without asking that I love you
Without ending the pain, without ending the night
Without going onto the roads, I can find you

Is he my darling, has he got a name?
Without asking that I know you
Without meeting, without talking
Without smiling to your face, I love you

(You had better ask it) has he got a name?
(Really) does he love me?
(You had better learn it) is there an end to it?
(In silence) I love you

(You had better ask it) has he got a name?
(Really) does he love me?
(You had better learn it) is there an end to it?
(In silence) I love you

1998

“Unutamazsın” (English: You Can’t Forget) was the Turkish entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 1998, performed in Turkish by Tüzmen. The song received 25 points, placing 14th in a field of 25. A documentary on BBC One showing behind the scenes of the contest, featured Tüzmen trying to keep the song within the three minutes limit in rehearsals. After each attempt he called over to the stagehand for the time and was usually 12 or 15 seconds over the limit, before eventually getting it just under the limit.

lyrics
My lonliness knocked my silent door again
When I had forgotten the path to darkness
We have lost the yesterdays, longing for tomorrows
Cry, my heart cry, cause this is the final storm

It will be a waste for us, for our love
Don’t draw us to sorrow in one breath
If my captivity to you is the only thing that you have left me
Cry my heart, there is a lot of time for the light

Why should our hands
Our loving eyes part
Didn’t our hearts stop beating, when we were apart

You can’t forget even if years pass by
Even if our hair begins to white
No one can make us forget each other

My lonliness knocked my silent door again
When I had forgotten the path to darkness
We have lost the yesterdays, longing for tomorrows
Cry, my heart cry, cause this is the final storm

Why should our hands
Our loving eyes part
Didn’t our hearts stop beating, when we were apart

You can’t forget even if years pass by
Even if our hair begins to white
No one can make us forget each other

You can’t forget even if years pass by
Even if our hair begins to white
No one can make us forget each other

Each other

1999


Turkey entered the Eurovision Song Contest 1999 with Tuba Önal & Mistik, and the song “Dön Artık” (English: Come Back).The Turkish national final was held at the TRT studios in Ankara on March 12, 1999, hosted by Ömer Önder & Gülşah Banda. At the close of the voting it had received 21 points, placing 16th in a field of 23

lyrics
Come back
Ah… the first wintry wind has blown on me, I was beside myself
Ah… I’ve got things with me, but where are you? I’m lost
Ah… my loneliness is burning me down, like it’s hard
Ah… my heart hurts from the past, don’t you ever cry

Take me, embrace me, do what you wanna do with me
There’s no end, there’s no tomorrow, in the whirlwind of love
I kill myself, I lose myself
Look how I despair

Didn’t we laugh together?
Didn’t we love together?
Didn’t we promise together?
Run back, come back

Didn’t we laugh together?
Didn’t we love together ?
Didn’t we do enough for our love?
Run back, come back, run

Ah… my loneliness is burning me down, like it’s hard
Ah… my heart hurts from the past, don’t you ever cry

Take me, embrace me, do what you wanna do with me
There’s no end, there’s no tomorrow, in the whirlwind of love
I kill myself, I lose myself
Look how I despair

Didn’t we laugh together?
Didn’t we love together?
Didn’t we promise together?
Run back, come back

Didn’t we laugh together?
Didn’t we love together?
Didn’t we do enough for our love?
Run back, come back

Didn’t we laugh together?
Didn’t we love together?
Didn’t we promise together?
Run back, come back

Didn’t we laugh together?
Didn’t we love together?
Didn’t we do enough for our love?
Run back, come back, come

2000


“Yorgunum anla” (Turkish: I’m Weary), was the Turkish entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2000. Pınar Ayhan, who performed the entry with her backing group, the S.O.S., also co-wrote the song.The song did better than many of the typical ethnic Turkish entries, finishing in tenth place, helped by two top-mark scores, from the Netherlands and France. For her performance, Pinar wore a long, white sleeveless gown, while her two backing dancers wore black.

lyrics
Understand that I’m weary
Look, every tear is rolling down my cheek
My sheet of the past is turning yellow
The tracks are covered up, the colours are fading
Memories without love

Play it for me for the last time
Take the sorrow from my heart
Take the memories without love and carry them far away
I suffer from their sadness

Do you hear my aggrieved silence the moment I don’t speak?
Do you still close your eyes to me? Understand that I’m weary
Do you hear my aggrieved silence the moment I don’t speak?
Do you still close your eyes to me? Understand that I’m weary

At last the tracks are covered
The colours are fading
Memories without love

Play it for me for the last time
Take the sorrow from my heart
Take the memories without love and carry them far away
Relight my fire inside

Do you hear my aggrieved silence the moment I don’t speak?
Do you still close your eyes to me? Understand that I’m weary
Do you hear my aggrieved silence the moment I don’t speak?
Do you still close your eyes to me? Understand that I’m weary

Do you hear my aggrieved silence the moment I don’t speak?
Do you still close your eyes to me?
I won’t come back to you, keep me secretly in your heart
Understand me at last, I’m weary

2001


“Sevgiliye Son” (English: The End of Love) was the Turkish entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2001. It was performed by Sedat Yüce. Sedat wore a white suit, and was accompanied by a violinist and a pianist, also dressed in white.At the close of voting, it had received 41 points, placing 11th in a field of 23.

lyrics
The end of love
In my every song, every word, in any night of mine without you
You were there, you again, my heart trembles because you’re not here
On the long endless roads, in the rain, in my tears
You were there, you again, my heart trembles because you’re not here

For the last time look behind
What’s left except your sorrow
Please look behind to see what you’ve left
While my arms are waiting for you, my love is on the roads

It is going mad
Ah, this heart of mine beats always with the pain you brought to me
The one that carries you in it like crazy

So far away, so far apart, lonely am I, my love, tonight
Longing for all I left behind, precious moments I no longer find

Love has gone, memories – they fade away
Nothing more left for me but only to say
I still love you, please come back, my lonely heart
Keeps calling you back, once again
I feel that old pain, lonely am I now, tonight
Oh…

2002


Turkey was represented by Buket Bengisu & Group Safir with the song “Leylaklar soldu kalbinde”.The Turkish Final was held on February 15 at the TRT TV Studios in Ankara, hosted by Ömer Önder and Nazlı Meltem Ersan.At the Eurovision Song Contest Buket Bengisu & Group Safir came 16th.

lyrics
Lilacs faded in your heart
Stay, don’t go now, stay with me tonight
You’ve been hurt, I know, please let it stay in the past
My eyes are longing for you
I’m sad, silent and still
I’m worn out without you

Stay, don’t leave now, I’m lonely inside
I know your heart is broken, lilacs faded in your heart
I walk on the beach, empty without you
I’m sad, silent and still
I’m worn out without you

With happiness in your hands
(Na na na na na na na…)
Why are you going away?
Please don’t go, may this yearning cease
Let us live our love

Stay, oh… stay, my love, I only ask one more night
Please don’t go, I know you’re hurt, lilacs have faded in your heart
Remember those days of love, but now no more
When you’re gone, I’m so blue
It’s so sad and lonely without you

Don’t ever let love pass you by
(Na na na na na na na…)
Not hard if you will try
Take it now, hold it while you can
You’ll be lost when love comes to an end

With happiness in your hands
(Na na na na na na na…)
Why are you going away?
Please don’t go, may this yearning cease
Let us live our love

2003


Turkey took part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2003 with Sertab Erener. There was no Turkish National Final in 2003. Instead, TRT decided to send Sertab Erener to Riga to represent Turkey at the Eurovision Song Contest 2003. Sertab Erener is well known in her own country. Four songs were sung by Sertab, of which one of them was chosen to go to Riga 2003: “Everyway That I Can”.The song was such a success at the Eurovision Song Contest 2003 that it brought Turkey its first Eurovision victory ever.

lyrics
Everyway that I can
I feel you’re moving on a different cause
Makin’ a way for a distant course
You say you love me and you roll your eyes
Turn to stare at the empty skies

I thought it was over and we passed all that
All we’ve done is to pass back to frame number one
C’mon, now, now
I wanna show you all again what it would be like
Just let go and let me love you

Everyway that I can
I’ll try to make you love me again
Everyway that I can
I’ll give you all my love and then
Everyway that I can
I’ll cry, I’ll die and make you mine again

Hold me closer, oh, so good
You make me feel just like I should
I know whatcha thinkin’: uh-hu good
Now the rest of the world is overruled

Tell me whatcha see in other girls all around
Come on closer and tell me whatcha don’t find here
Come on, now, now
I wanna give you everything you’ve been missin’ out
Just let go and let me love you

Everyway that I can
I’ll try to make you love me again
Everyway that I can
I’ll give you all my love and then
Everyway that I can
I’ll cry, I’ll die and make you mine again

I’m in love with you
I’ll do all you want me to
You make me wanna huh-huh
Make me wanna huh-huh-huh

I’m in love with you
I’ll do all you want me to
You make me wanna huh-huh
Make me wanna huh-huh-huh

Nothing in the world that could stop me, no sir
Nothing in the world that could stop me, no sir
No, no, no, no, no

Everyway that I can
I’ll try to make you love me again
Everyway that I can
I’ll give you all my love and then
Everyway that I can
I’ll give you all my love and then
Everyway that I can
I’ll cry, I’ll die and make you mine again

2004


Turkey took part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 with Athena. There was national final to select song in 2004. Instead, TRT chose Athena to represent Turkey at the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 in Istanbul with the song “For Real”.The song was such a success at the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 that it became 4th in the final.

lyrics
For real
Oh… come on up, come on up, come on up now
What you doin’, what you waitin’ for?
Oh… it’s time to push it, break it, rush it
Don’t ever let life pass you by

All I know is you don’t want to be part of the crowd
Realise yourself

You say it but don’t feel it
What you sayin’ has no meanin’
Don’t hide your soul
For real, I’m for real
Come on up

I wanna bring you up
I wanna bring you up
I wanna bring you up
I wanna bring you up
Do you want? Do you want?
Up, I wanna bring you up, up
I wanna bring you up

Please, please, no questions, no answers
No more running around in circles
Are you in? Are you out?
Do you know your way out?
Let me take you up in the sky

For real, I’m for real
Come on up

I wanna bring you up
I wanna bring you up
I wanna bring you up
I wanna bring you up
Do you want? Do you want?
Up, I wanna bring you up, up
I wanna bring you up

I wanna bring you up
I wanna bring you up
I wanna bring you up
I wanna bring you up
Do you want? Do you want?
Up, I wanna bring you up, up
I wanna bring you…

Come on, come on
Risin’ up now, risin’ up now

2005


Turkey was represented in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 by Gülseren with the song “Rimi Rimi Ley”.After two years of selecting an entry for the Eurovision Song Contest internally, Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) decided to return to the public national final system used previously. Ten songs were short-listed by an internal committee at TRT to take part. All songs had to be written in Turkish. “Rimi Rimi Ley” (Love Will Find a Way), performed by Gülseren, was the eventual choice to represent Turkey in Kiev. The song was written by Göksan Arman and composed by Erdinç Tunç.

lyrics
Rimi rimi ley
Rimi rimi ley li, ley li limi ley
Rimi rimi ley li, ley li limi ley
Rimi rimi ley li, ley li limi ley
Rimi rimi ley li, ley li limi ley, hey…

Yamah-ah…
My love was addicted to your love
I was addicted and perplexed
Ley limi ley, rimi rimi ley
This is not love, but like a punishment for me
Ley limi ley, rimi rimi ley
This is not love, but like a melancholy

Did love tire you out cruelly?
My heart loved you so much
My insanity is miserable
Come back, cutie

You’re my heart, my everything
Who sets me on fire, upsets me and makes me smile
You’re the one who ruins me in the end
Destiny, you’re cruel

Rimi rimi ley li, ley li limi ley
Rimi rimi ley li, ley li limi ley

Lah-ah…
My love was addicted to your love
I was addicted and perplexed
Ley limi ley, rimi rimi ley
This is not love, but like a melancholy

Did love tire you out cruelly?
My heart loved you so much
My insanity is miserable
Come back, cutie

You’re my heart, my everything
Who sets me on fire, upsets me and makes me smile
You’re the one who ruins me in the end
Destiny, you’re cruel

Did love tire you out cruelly?
My heart loved you so much
My insanity is miserable
Come back, cutie

You’re my heart, my everything
Who sets me on fire, upsets me and makes me smile
You’re the one who ruins me in the end
Destiny, you’re cruel

Rimi rimi ley li, ley li rimi ley
Rimi rimi ley li, ley li rimi ley
Hey

2006


Turkey took part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 with Sibel Tüzün. There was no Turkish National Final in 2006. Instead, TRT decided to send Sibel Tüzün to represent Turkey at the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 in Athens with the song “Süper Star” which is written and composed by her.The song is a kind of modern disco with oriental elements.
The song wasn’t such a success at the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 that it became 11th in the final.

lyrics
Superstar
If the moon doesn’t rise quickly, let it be
Let the night be a long darkness, if it will be, let it be
Your eyes are glittering, don’t bother
Are you ready for love?

Let your emotions be with you
Close your eyes, be silent, let your heart beat
Let my light clear up the night
Are your ready for love?

Superstar in front of you – love me
Superstar in front of you – feel me
Superstar in front of you – live me
I’m the desire, I’m the desire, I’m the desire for you

Superstar in front of you – love me
Superstar in front of you – feel me
Superstar in front of you – live me
I’m the desire, I’m the desire, I’m the desire for you

The moon won’t rise quickly, let it be
Let the night be a long darkness, let it be
Your eyes will glitter, don’t bother
Are you ready for love?
Let it go, let your emotions flow
Close your eyes, let your heart beat
Let my light clear it up

If the moon doesn’t rise quickly, let it be
Let the night be a long darkness, if it will be, let it be
Your eyes are glittering, don’t bother
Are you ready for love?

I am your superstar – you feel me, baby
I’m your shining star – you reach me, baby
I know what you are – just show me, baby
Are you ready? Are you ready?
Are you ready for love?

Superstar in front of you – love me
Superstar in front of you – feel me
Superstar in front of you – live me
I’m the desire, I’m the desire, I’m the desire for you

Superstar in front of you – love me
Superstar in front of you – feel me
Superstar in front of you – live me
I’m the desire, I’m the desire, I’m the desire for you

2007


Turkey took part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 with Kenan Doğulu. Türkiye Radyo ve Televizyon Kurumu (TRT) chose him in December 2006, as the country’s representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2007, which took place in Helsinki in May 2007.Doğulu submitted three songs to TRT as promised.
The song finished in 4th position in the contest, scoring 163 points.

lyrics
Shake it up shekerim
(Shake it, shake it)
(Shake it, shake it)

She smiled at me, said: “Would you like it sweet and low?”
“I know a place where we can take it nice and slow”
I know what you’re thinkin’: don’t stop, I need that sweet thing
Telling you now, this is real

Shake it up, şekerim, I know what you’re feelin’
Shake it up, şekerim, I got what you’re needin’
Shake it up, şekerim, tell me what you’re thinkin’
Shake it up, şekerim, you’re my only sweet thing

She said in a sexy lazy low key: “Can I make it right?”
You put your trust in me, I’ll take you through the night
Don’t keep me waiting, not sure you’re understanding
Just how much I crave for you

Shake it up, şekerim, I know what you’re feelin’
Shake it up, şekerim, I got what you’re needin’
Shake it up, şekerim, tell me what you’re thinkin’
Shake it up, şekerim, you’re my only sweet thing

Lovey-dovey, lovey-dovey all the time
I got lots of candy to make you mine
Lovey-dovey, lovey-dovey all the time
I got lots of candy for you

Lovey-dovey, lovey-dovey all the time
I got lots of candy to make you mine
Lovey-dovey, lovey-dovey all the time
I got lots of candy for you

Shake it up, şekerim, I know what you’re feelin’
Shake it up, şekerim, I got what you’re needin’
Shake it up, şekerim, tell me what you’re thinkin’
Shake it up, şekerim, you’re my only sweet thing

Shake it up, şekerim (Shake it up, şekerim)
Shake it up, şekerim, you’re my only sweet thing
Shake it up, şekerim, tell me what you’re thinkin’
Shake it up, şekerim, you’re my only sweet thing

Shake it up, şekerim

2008


The song Mor ve Ötesi will perform on stage in Belgrade was officially announced during the evening news on TRT 1, on Friday 15 February. Mor ve otesi were internally selected by TRT to represent Turkey in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest.Mor ve Otesi will be performing Deli (Crazy) and powerful, rock song entirely in the Turkish language. The band was selected internally by the Turkish broadcaster and submitted three songs for the appointed jury to choose from.

lyrics
Insane
The owner of my soul is looked for
Did I land in the right place?
The perpetrator of my passion is resisting
He’s angry and diminished

The owner of my soul is looked for
Did I land in the right place?
He’s resisting, resisting, resisting

Raise me, don’t make me cry
Where’s the love you’re proud of?
Raise me, don’t make me cry
Don’t waste my time with fake dreams

The owner of my soul is looked for
Did I land in the right place?
The perpetrator of my passion is resisting
He’s angry and diminished

The owner of my soul is looked for
Did I land in the right place?
He’s resisting, resisting, resisting

Raise me, don’t make me cry
Where’s the love you’re proud of?
Raise me, don’t make me cry
Fake dreams

I’m one half sane, one half insane
I’m four sides sane, one side insane
Everybody is sane, only I am insane
Only I am insane, only I am insane

Raise me, don’t make me cry
Where’s the love you’re proud of?
Raise me, don’t make me cry
Don’t waste my time with fake dreams

2009


Turkey will be represented in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 by the song “Düm Tek Tek” performed by Hadise. The Turkish broadcaster Türkiye Radyo ve Televizyon Kurumu (TRT), chose Belgian-Turk Hadise in October 2008 and she prepared three songs which she submitted to TRT. “Düm Tek Tek” was chosen and was sung at the 2009 Contest.
Turkey had compete in one of the two semi-finals after Mor ve Ötesi came 7th in the 2008 contest. It finished 2nd in the first semi-final, ensuring qualification to the grand final where in finish 4th.

lyrics
Düm tek tek
Baby, you’re perfect for me
You are my gift from heaven
This is the greatest story
Of all times

We met like in a movie
So meant to last forever
And what you’re doing to me
Feels so fine

Angel, I wake up
And live my dreams endlessly
Crazy for you

Can you feel the rhythm in my heart?
The beat’s going düm tek tek
Always out it like there’s no limit
Feels like there’s no way back

Can you feel the rhythm in my heart?
The beat’s going düm tek tek
Always louder like there’s no limit
Feels like there’s no way back

Baby, I read all answers
In your exotic movements
You are the greatest dancer
Of all times

You make me feel so special
No one can kiss like you do
As if it’s your profession
Feels so fine

Angel, I wake up
And live my dreams endlessly
Crazy for you

Can you feel the rhythm in my heart?
The beat’s going düm tek tek
Always out it like there’s no limit
Feels like there’s no way back

Can you feel the rhythm in my heart?
The beat’s going düm tek tek
Always louder like there’s no limit
Feels like there’s no way back

Can you feel the rhythm in my heart?

Can you feel the rhythm in my heart?
The beat’s going düm tek tek
Always out it like there’s no limit
Feels like there’s no way back

Can you feel the rhythm in my heart?
The beat’s going düm tek tek
Always louder like there’s no limit
Feels like there’s no way back

Always louder like there’s no limit
Feels like there’s no way back
Always out it like there’s no limit
Feels like düm tek tek

2010


Turkey has confirmed their participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010, to be held in Oslo, Norway. Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) will be responsible for the country’s entry at the Contest. TRT announced that it will choose 8 artists internally and decide the participant in January 2010.
Throughout January it was reported that maNga had entered an intense period in preparation for Eurovision, perfecting songs for submission to TRT. In February 2010 maNga submitted three songs to TRT, who will choose the competing Eurovision song. All songs are in English. The official representative, We Could Be the Same was selected from the three submitted entries and presented by TRT on 3 March.
In the Final on 29 May, MaNga came 2nd with 170 points. They performed in the 14th slot.

lyrics
We could be the same
You could be the one in my dreams
You could be much more than you seem
Anything I’ve wanted in life
Do you understand what I mean?
I can see that this could be fate
I can love you more than they hate
Doesn’t matter who they will blame
We can beat them at their own game

I can see it in your eyes
It doesn’t come as a surprise
I’ve seen you dancing like a star
No matter how different we are

For all this time I’ve been loving you
Don’t even know your name
For just one night, we could be the same
No matter what they say

And I feel I’m turning the page
And I feel the world is a stage
I don’t think that drama will stop
I don’t think they’ll give up the rage
But I know the world could be great
I can love you more than they hate
Doesn’t matter who they will blame
We can beat them at their own game

I can see it in your eyes
It doesn’t count as a surprise
I see you dancing like a star
No matter how different we are

For all this time I’ve been loving you
Don’t even know your name
For just one night, we could be the same
No matter what they say

For all this time I’ve been loving you
Don’t even know your name
For just one night, we could be the same
No matter what they say

No matter what they say
No matter what they say
We could be the same
No matter what they say

2011


Turkey participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany.[1] Turkey selected their entry through an internal selection, organised by Turkish broadcaster Türkiye Radyo ve Televizyon Kurumu (TRT).Like in the past years, the Turkish broadcaster TRT will hold an internal selection. Although, the website eurovisiondream.com, run by Turkish Eurovision fans, have launched an online petition to persuade TRT to hold a national final instead of the internal selection used since 2005. They aim to reach 10,000 signatures in two weeks.First TRT decided the performer (Yüksek Sadakat), who will then present three songs to the selection committee which will make the final choice. The performer was announced at the last day of 2010.
Turkey competed in the first semi-final on May 10, 2011 but did not qualify for the final. This is the first time that Turkey did not make it to the final since the semi-final system was introduced in 2004. It was the first year that Turkey wasn’t present in a Eurovision final since 1994, when they had been relegated due to a poor result in 1993.

lyrics
Live it up
Here’s your favourite song on the radio
Shake your head to the beat, it’s rock ‘n’ roll
If you’re feeling the world has kicked you down
All you need is just to have a little fun

Hey… it’s time to live it up
My friend, put the record on
Sing it loud and let it out, life is beautiful
My friend, let it out, life is beautiful

Give yourself a break, come on and live it up
Give yourself a break, come on and live it up
Give yourself a break

Driving on with no map to lead me on
Eyes on the horizon and there’s no turning round
Sometimes I feel, I feel I’m not alone
So let your colours shine right next to mine

Hey… it’s time to live it up
My friend, put the record on
Sing it loud and let it out, life is beautiful
My friend, let it out, life is beautiful

Give yourself a break, come on and live it up
Give yourself a break, come on and live it up
Give yourself a break

I say my friend, life is beautiful
I say my friend, life is beautiful
I say my friend, put the record on
Sing it loud and let it out, life is beautiful
My friend, let it out, life is beautiful

Give yourself a break, come on and live it up
Give yourself a break, come on and live it up
Give yourself a break

2012


Turkey will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 and will select their entry through an internal selection, organised by the Turkish broadcaster TRT.Can Bonomo has confirmed that he will represent Turkey on the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku
lyrics
Love me back
Oh, hey hey… baby, love me back today
Never ever sink my ship and sail away
Oh, oh oh… baby, don’t shut me down
Give me all the love I need and I’ll be gone

I’m a lonely sailor drinking the night away
My ship is made from hope
She’s searching for your bay
But you don’t care

Hop on to my ship, baby, I’ll make you fly
You love me and you know that, baby, don’t you lie
Like me like I like you and say na nani nani nani na…

Oh, oh oh… we need a bit of rock ‘n’ roll
Baby, don’t you crush my soul and make me fall
Oh, hey hey, baby, love me back today
Don’t you ever sink my ship and sail away

Hop on to my ship, baby, I’ll make you fly
You love me and you know that, baby, don’t you lie
Like me like I like you and say na nani nani nani na…
Na nanani nanana nanana na na…

Pirates, high seas, cautions, cannons and potions
A sailor’s passion can always conquer the oceans
Sing with me, my children

Hop on to my ship, baby, I’ll make you fly
You love me and you know that, baby, don’t you lie
Like me like I like you and say na nani nani nani na…
Na nanana nanana nanana na nana…
Hayde!

Na nanana nanana nanana na nanana nanana…
Na nanana nanana nanana na nana…

Flagthe real results

Turkey 1975 Semiha Yanki Seninle Bir Dakika 3 19
Turkey 1978 Nazar Sevince 2 18
Turkey 1980 Ajda Pekkan Petr’oil 23 15
Turkey 1981 Modern Folk Trio & Aysegül Dönme Dolap 9 18
Turkey 1982 Neco Hani 20 15
Turkey 1983 Cetin Alp & The Short Wave Opera 0 19
Turkey 1984 Bes Yil Önce, On Yil Ondra Halay 37 12
Turkey 1985 M.F.Ö. Didai Didai Dai 36 14
Turkey 1986 Klips & Onlar Halley 53 9
Turkey 1987 Seyyal Taner & Locomotif Sarkim Sevgi Üstüne 0 22
Turkey 1988 M.F.Ö. Sufi 37 15
Turkey 1989 Pan Bana Bana 5 21
Turkey 1990 Kayahan Gözlerinin Hapsindeyim 21 17
Turkey 1991 Izel Celiköz, Reyhan Soykarci & Can Ugurluer Iki Dakika 44 12
Turkey 1992 Aylin Vatankos Yaz Bitti 17 19
Turkey 1993 Burak Aydos Esmer Yarim 10 21
Turkey 1995 Arzu Ece Sev 21 16
Turkey 1996 Sebnem Paker Besinci Mevsim 57 12
Turkey 1997 Sebnem Paker Dinle 121 3
Turkey 1998 Tüzmen Unutamazsin 25 14
Turkey 1999 Tugba Önal & Grup Mistik Dön Artik 21 16
Turkey 2000 Pinar Ayhan & Grup SOS Yorgunum Anla 59 10
Turkey 2001 Sedat Yuce Sevgiliye Son 41 11
Turkey 2002 Grup Safir Leylaklar Soldu Kalbinde 29 16
Turkey 2003 Sertab Erener Every Way That I Can 167 1
Turkey 2004 Athena For Real 195 4
Turkey 2005 Gülseren Rimi Rimi Ley 92 13
Turkey 2006 Sibel Tüzün Süperstar 91 11
Turkey 2007 Kenan Dogulu Shake It Up Sekerim 163 4
Turkey 2008 Mor Ve Ötesi Deli 138 7
Turkey 2009 Hadise Açıkgöz Düm Tek Tek 177 4
Turkey 2010 maNga We could be the same 170 2
Turkey 2011 Yüksek Sadakat Live it up 47 31
Turkey 2012 Can Bonomo Love me back 112 7
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