Participations
34
First participation
1975 (Semiha Yanki)
Victories
2003 (Sertab Erener)
Hosts
Istanbul 2004
Broadcasters
TRT
Turkey made its debut in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1975 and to date, the country has made 34 appearances. Like neighbouring Greece, the new millennium saw a reversal in Turkey's fortunes at the Eurovision Song Contest and Sertab Erener went on to win in Riga in 2003 with 'Everyway That I Can'.

Until Turkey won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2003, the country had only finished in the top ten on three previous occasions. When Sebnem Paker finished third in 1997 with Dinle.

The 2004 Eurovision Song Contest held in Istanbul was a breakthrough competition featuring the first ever Eurovision Song Contest Semi-Final. The official Eurovision heart logo was also introduced where the flag of the host country came to be the centrepiece of the logo and an official DVD was produced for the first time.

The noughties were a time of great success for Turkey and saw the country regularly placing well inside the top ten, often in the top five. Only once did Turkey fail to qualify to the Grand Final.

2012 was the last time that Turkey participated in the Eurovision Song Contest. Broadcaster TRT continues to be a member of the European Broadcasting Union and has the right to return to the contest in the future.  

qualifier

Participation history

Semiha Yanki
Seninle Bir Dakika
Final
3 points 19th
Nazar
Sevinçe
Final
2 points 18th
Ajda Pekkan
Petr'oil
Final
23 points 15th
Modern Folk Trio and Aysegül
Dönme Dolap
Final
9 points 18th
Neço
Hani
Final
20 points 15th
MFÖ
Di Dai Di Dai Dai (a'sik Oldum)
Final
36 points 14th
Klips ve Onlar
Halley
Final
53 points 9th
Seyyal Tanner and Lokomotif
Sarkim Sevgi üstüne
Final
22nd
MFÖ
Sufi (hey Ya Hey)
Final
37 points 15th
Pan
Bana Bana
Final
5 points 21st
Kayahan
Gözlerinin Hapsindeyim
Final
21 points 17th
Aylin Vatankos
Yaz Bitti
Final
17 points 19th
Arzu Ece
Sev!
Final
21 points 16th
Şebnem Paker
Besinçi Mevsim
Final
57 points 12th
Tüzmen
Unutamazsin
Final
25 points 14th
Tuba Önal & Grup Mystik
Dön Artik
Final
21 points 16th
Pinar Ayhan & S.O.S. band
Yorgunum Anla
Final
59 points 10th
Sedat Yüce
Sevgiliye Son
Final
41 points 11th
Buket Bengisu & Saphire
Leylaklar Soldu Kalbinde
Final
29 points 16th
Sertab Erener
Everyway That I Can
winner
Final
167 points 1st
Athena
For Real
Grand Final
195 points 4th
Gülseren
Rimi Rimi Ley
Grand Final
92 points 13th
Sibel Tüzün
Superstar
qualifier
Semi-Final
91 points 8th
Grand Final
91 points 11th
Kenan Dogulu
Shake It Up Shekerim
qualifier
Semi-Final
197 points 3rd
Grand Final
163 points 4th
Mor ve Ötesi
Deli
qualifier
Second Semi-Final
85 points 7th
Grand Final
138 points 7th
Hadise
Düm Tek Tek
qualifier
First Semi-Final
172 points 2nd
Grand Final
177 points 4th
maNga
We Could Be The Same
qualifier
Second Semi-Final
118 points 1st
Grand Final
170 points 2nd
Yüksek Sadakat
Live It Up
First Semi-Final
47 points 13th
Can Bonomo
Love Me Back
qualifier
Second Semi-Final
80 points 5th
Grand Final
112 points 7th

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