Selam! Welcome to the official page for the Turkish national final for FdlC 11.
Host: Murat Başoğlu & Amine Gülşe
1. “BİNDİK BİR ALAMETE” – CEM KARACA (1990)
The song is a satire on Turkish politics, performed by Cem Karaca, who was a leftist/communist artist.
Fun Fact! Cem Karaca was born to an Azeri father and an Armenian mother (make love, not war!!!)
2. “GECELER” – NILÜFER (1987)
Nilüfer, a living legend and one of Turkey’s best vocalists, performs this song about pitch black nights.
Fun Fact! Nilüfer means “Water Lily” in Turkish.
3. “HİCAZKAR SİRTO” – SULTAN ABDÜLAZIZ (1830)
Abdülaziz, the 32nd Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, composed this song.
Fun Fact! The Ottoman Empire was in power 624 years and had 36 Sultans.
4. “FIRTINA” – YENI TÜRKÜ (1988)
The band Yeni Türkü composed this song about an approaching storm.
Fun Fact! The lead singe,r Derya Köroğlu, used to be an architect.
5. “DÖNENCE” – BARIŞ MANÇO (1981)
Barış Manço was one of the founders of the Anatolian rock genre.
Fun Fact! Barış Manço toured Japan and gave concerts in 15 cities in the 90s.
6. “EY ÖZGÜRLÜK” – ZÜLFÜ LIVANELI (1983)
Zülfü Livaneli, an author and poet, is considered by many to be one of the most significant and influential authors and intellectuals of his time.
Fun Fact! The lyrics of the song was taken from the poem “Liberty” by Paul Éluard.
Voting: To vote in the Turkish national final, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email, award the six songs 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, and 2 points, in order from the most liked song (12 points) to the least liked song (2 points).
National Final Ends: 11:59 PM CET, 21 December 2015.