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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.

The basics

Full country name
Republic of Turkey
Capital
Ankara

Facts

Featured participant

Event
Represented by
Song
PointsRank
Stockholm 1975Semiha YankiSeninle Bir Dakika319
Paris 1978NazarSevinçe218
The Hague 1980Ajda PekkanPetr'oil2315
Dublin 1981Modern Folk Trio and AysegülDönme Dolap918
Harrogate 1982NeçoHani2015
Munich 1983Çetin Alp and the Short WaveOpera019
Luxembourg 1984Bes Yil Önce, On Yil SonraHalay3712
Gothenburg 1985MFÖDi Dai Di Dai Dai (a'sik Oldum)3614
Bergen 1986Klips ve OnlarHalley539
Brussels 1987Seyyal Tanner and LokomotifSarkim Sevgi üstüne022
Dublin 1988MFÖSufi (hey Ya Hey)3715
Lausanne 1989PanBana Bana521
Zagreb 1990KayahanGözlerinin Hapsindeyim2117
Rome 1991Izel Çeliköz, Rayhan Soykarçi and Can UgurluérIki Dakika4412
Malmö 1992Aylin VatankosYaz Bitti1719
Millstreet 1993Burak Aydos, Öztürk Baybora & SerterEsmer Yarim1021
Dublin 1995Arzu EceSev!2116
Oslo 1996Şebnem PakerBesinçi Mevsim5712
Dublin 1997Sebnem Paker and Group EtnicDinle1213
Birmingham 1998TüzmenUnutamazsin2514
Jerusalem 1999Tuba Önal & Grup MystikDön Artik2116
Stockholm 2000Pinar Ayhan & S.O.S. bandYorgunum Anla5910
Copenhagen 2001Sedat YüceSevgiliye Son4111
Tallinn 2002Buket Bengisu & SaphireLeylaklar Soldu Kalbinde2916
Riga 2003Sertab ErenerEveryway That I Can1671
Istanbul 2004AthenaFor Real
Grand Final1954
Kyiv 2005GülserenRimi Rimi Ley
Grand Final9213
Athens 2006Sibel TüzünSuperstar
Semi-Final918
Grand Final9111
Helsinki 2007Kenan DoguluShake It Up Shekerim
Semi-Final1973
Grand Final1634
Belgrade 2008Mor ve ÖtesiDeli
Grand Final1387
Second Semi-Final857
Moscow 2009HadiseDüm Tek Tek
First Semi-Final1722
Grand Final1774
Oslo 2010maNgaWe Could Be The Same
Grand Final1702
Second Semi-Final1181
Düsseldorf 2011Yüksek SadakatLive It Up
First Semi-Final4713
Baku 2012Can BonomoLove Me Back
Second Semi-Final805
Grand Final1127

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.

The basics

Full country name
Republic of Turkey
Capital
Ankara

Facts

Featured participant

Event
Represented by
Song
PointsRank
Stockholm 1975Semiha YankiSeninle Bir Dakika319
Paris 1978NazarSevinçe218
The Hague 1980Ajda PekkanPetr'oil2315
Dublin 1981Modern Folk Trio and AysegülDönme Dolap918
Harrogate 1982NeçoHani2015
Munich 1983Çetin Alp and the Short WaveOpera019
Luxembourg 1984Bes Yil Önce, On Yil SonraHalay3712
Gothenburg 1985MFÖDi Dai Di Dai Dai (a'sik Oldum)3614
Bergen 1986Klips ve OnlarHalley539
Brussels 1987Seyyal Tanner and LokomotifSarkim Sevgi üstüne022
Dublin 1988MFÖSufi (hey Ya Hey)3715
Lausanne 1989PanBana Bana521
Zagreb 1990KayahanGözlerinin Hapsindeyim2117
Rome 1991Izel Çeliköz, Rayhan Soykarçi and Can UgurluérIki Dakika4412
Malmö 1992Aylin VatankosYaz Bitti1719
Millstreet 1993Burak Aydos, Öztürk Baybora & SerterEsmer Yarim1021
Dublin 1995Arzu EceSev!2116
Oslo 1996Şebnem PakerBesinçi Mevsim5712
Dublin 1997Sebnem Paker and Group EtnicDinle1213
Birmingham 1998TüzmenUnutamazsin2514
Jerusalem 1999Tuba Önal & Grup MystikDön Artik2116
Stockholm 2000Pinar Ayhan & S.O.S. bandYorgunum Anla5910
Copenhagen 2001Sedat YüceSevgiliye Son4111
Tallinn 2002Buket Bengisu & SaphireLeylaklar Soldu Kalbinde2916
Riga 2003Sertab ErenerEveryway That I Can1671
Istanbul 2004AthenaFor Real
Grand Final1954
Kyiv 2005GülserenRimi Rimi Ley
Grand Final9213
Athens 2006Sibel TüzünSuperstar
Semi-Final918
Grand Final9111
Helsinki 2007Kenan DoguluShake It Up Shekerim
Semi-Final1973
Grand Final1634
Belgrade 2008Mor ve ÖtesiDeli
Grand Final1387
Second Semi-Final857
Moscow 2009HadiseDüm Tek Tek
First Semi-Final1722
Grand Final1774
Oslo 2010maNgaWe Could Be The Same
Grand Final1702
Second Semi-Final1181
Düsseldorf 2011Yüksek SadakatLive It Up
First Semi-Final4713
Baku 2012Can BonomoLove Me Back
Second Semi-Final805
Grand Final1127

The basics

Full country name
Republic of Turkey
Capital
Ankara

Facts

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.

Featured participant

Event
Represented by
Song
PointsRank
Stockholm 1975Semiha YankiSeninle Bir Dakika319
Paris 1978NazarSevinçe218
The Hague 1980Ajda PekkanPetr'oil2315
Dublin 1981Modern Folk Trio and AysegülDönme Dolap918
Harrogate 1982NeçoHani2015
Munich 1983Çetin Alp and the Short WaveOpera019
Luxembourg 1984Bes Yil Önce, On Yil SonraHalay3712
Gothenburg 1985MFÖDi Dai Di Dai Dai (a'sik Oldum)3614
Bergen 1986Klips ve OnlarHalley539
Brussels 1987Seyyal Tanner and LokomotifSarkim Sevgi üstüne022
Dublin 1988MFÖSufi (hey Ya Hey)3715
Lausanne 1989PanBana Bana521
Zagreb 1990KayahanGözlerinin Hapsindeyim2117
Rome 1991Izel Çeliköz, Rayhan Soykarçi and Can UgurluérIki Dakika4412
Malmö 1992Aylin VatankosYaz Bitti1719
Millstreet 1993Burak Aydos, Öztürk Baybora & SerterEsmer Yarim1021
Dublin 1995Arzu EceSev!2116
Oslo 1996Şebnem PakerBesinçi Mevsim5712
Dublin 1997Sebnem Paker and Group EtnicDinle1213
Birmingham 1998TüzmenUnutamazsin2514
Jerusalem 1999Tuba Önal & Grup MystikDön Artik2116
Stockholm 2000Pinar Ayhan & S.O.S. bandYorgunum Anla5910
Copenhagen 2001Sedat YüceSevgiliye Son4111
Tallinn 2002Buket Bengisu & SaphireLeylaklar Soldu Kalbinde2916
Riga 2003Sertab ErenerEveryway That I Can1671
Istanbul 2004AthenaFor Real
Grand Final1954
Kyiv 2005GülserenRimi Rimi Ley
Grand Final9213
Athens 2006Sibel TüzünSuperstar
Semi-Final918
Grand Final9111
Helsinki 2007Kenan DoguluShake It Up Shekerim
Semi-Final1973
Grand Final1634
Belgrade 2008Mor ve ÖtesiDeli
Grand Final1387
Second Semi-Final857
Moscow 2009HadiseDüm Tek Tek
First Semi-Final1722
Grand Final1774
Oslo 2010maNgaWe Could Be The Same
Grand Final1702
Second Semi-Final1181
Düsseldorf 2011Yüksek SadakatLive It Up
First Semi-Final4713
Baku 2012Can BonomoLove Me Back
Second Semi-Final805
Grand Final1127
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Official Lighting Partner
Osram
Official Partner
The Native
Official Partner
Turismo de Portugal
Official Partner
Super Bock
Official Airline
Vueling Airlines
Eurovision, operated by EBU
© European Broadcasting Union 2002-2018.All rights reserved. Website by Scrn.
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