Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest

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  • in Stockholm, Sweden

    in Stockholm, Sweden
    Turkey participated in the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time with the song 'Seninle Bir Dakika' by Semiha Yankı. She received 3 points and placed 19th among 19 countries.
  • in Jerusalem, Israel

    in Jerusalem, Israel
    Turkey withdrew from the contest in Jerusalem because of some political issues. So, Maria Rita Epik & 21 Peron couldn't perform their song 'Seviyorum'.
  • in Dublin, Ireland

    in Dublin, Ireland
    Turkey participated in the contest with the song 'Dinle' by Şebnem Paker. She had a great success and finished 3rd. This was Turkey's best position until that time.
  • in Riga, Latvia

    in Riga, Latvia
    The representor Sertab Erener scored 167 points and won the contest with the song 'Everyway That I Can'. It was the first and the last time that Turkey won the contest. After this, Eurovision Song Contest attracted much more attention in Turkey.
  • in the Abdi İpekçi Arena in Istanbul, Turkey

     in the Abdi İpekçi Arena in Istanbul, Turkey
    As Turkey had won the contest in 2003, ESC 2004 was held in İstanbul. The representor group Athena performed the song 'For Real' and took the 4th rank.
  • in Kiev, Ukraine

    in Kiev, Ukraine
    After long lasting debate, Gülseren was chosen as the representor of Turkey for ESC 2005 with the song 'Rimi Rimi Ley'. Turkey took the 13rd place. According to a survey done in the official web site of Eurovision Song Contest, the song 'Rimi Rimi Ley' was chosen as Eurovision's most interesting and original song.
  • in Athens, Greece

    in Athens, Greece
    The Turkish entry for ESC 2006 was Sibel Tüzün. Her song 'Süper Star' was sung in Turkish, although its English version had attracted much more attention. Sibel Tüzün placed 11th among 24 countries.
  • in Helsinki, Finland

    in Helsinki, Finland
    'Shake It Up Şekerim' by Kenan Doğulu was the Turkish entry for ESC 2007. It placed 4th, with 163 points.
  • in Belgrade, Serbia

    in Belgrade, Serbia
    Turkey participated in the contest with the popular Turkish rock band 'Mor ve Ötesi'. Although their song 'Deli' was liked by the music authorities, Turkey ended 7th in the contest.
  • in Moscow, Russia

    in Moscow, Russia
    Belgium born Turkish singer Hadise performed her song 'Düm Tek Tek' as the Turkish entry for ESC 2009. The song was admired by the Turkish people a lot and there was a huge expectation for Düm Tek Tek to win.However, Hadise finished 4th with 177 points, which is also a success for Turkey.
  • in Oslo, Norway

    in Oslo, Norway
    The successful Turkish rock band 'Manga' represented Turkey with their song 'We Could Be The Same'. Turkey took the 2nd place, which is the best result after ESC 2003.
  • in Düsseldorf, Germany

    in Düsseldorf, Germany
    The Turkish group 'Yüksek Sadakat' was the representor of Turkey for ESC 2011. Their song 'Live It Up' couldn't be successful in semi-final and Turkey was eliminated, which is a disappointment for Turkey.
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    Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest