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. It came last in the Eurovision 1975.
|Eurovision Song Contest 1975|
|Selection process||Şarkı Yarışması|
|Selection date(s)||9 February 1975|
|Selected entrant||Semiha Yankı|
|Selected song||"Seninle Bir Dakika"|
|Final result||19th, 3 points|
|Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest|
The Turkish entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 1975 was chosen during a national final called Şarkı Yarışması.
105 songs were submitted to TRT and 17 were shortlisted by a selection committee for the national final. In early 1975, "Boşver" performed by Nilüfer withdrew from the selection due to plagiarism claims. "Umut" performed by Şenay also withdrew as Şerif Yüzbaşıoğlu, his wife, was a member of the committee.
|Finalists Selection – 6 February 1975|
|Uğur Akdora||"Anılar"||Çiğdem Talu||Uğur Akdora||Eliminated|
|Esin Afşar||"Canı Sıkılan Adam"||Esin Afşar||Esin Afşar||Eliminated|
|Yeşim||"Böyle mi Başlar?"||Mehmet Teoman||Cahit Oben||Finalist|
|Atilla Atasoy||"Dilenci"||Atilla Atasoy||Atilla Atasoy||Finalist|
|Gökhan Abur||"Bir Gün Karşılaşırsak"||Çiğdem Talu||Selmi Andak||Eliminated|
|Cici Kızlar||"Delisin"||Attila Özdemiroğlu||Attila Özdemiroğlu||Finalist|
|Cahit Oben||"Özlenen Sevgi"||Mehmet Teoman||Cahit Oben||Eliminated|
|İskender Doğan||"Günahsızlar"||İskender Doğan||İskender Doğan||Eliminated|
|Füsun Önal||"Minik Kuş"||Çiğdem Talu||Attila Özdemiroğlu||Finalist|
|Zerrin Yaşar||"Çiçekler"||Selim Atakan||Selim Atakan||Eliminated|
|Nejat & Reha||"Caniko"||Nejat Yavaşoğulları||Nejat Yavaşoğulları||Eliminated|
|Serter Bağcan||"Mümkün Değil"||Serter Bağcan||Serter Bağcan||Finalist|
|Yeliz||"Hayalimdeki Adam"||Çiğdem Talu||Selmi Andak||Finalist|
|Ali Rıza Binboğa||"Yarınlar"||Ali Rıza Binboğa||Ali Rıza Binboğa||Finalist|
|Semiha Yankı||"Seninle Bir Dakika"||Hikmet Münir Ebcioğlu||Kemal Ebcioğlu||Finalist|
The final took place on 9 February 1975 at the studios of TRT, hosted by Bülend Özveren. Eight songs competed and the winner was determined by a 50/50 combination of votes awarded by public postcard voting and an expert jury. Ali Rıza Binboğa was the winner of the postcard vote. As there was a tie at the end of the voting, the final winner was determined by giving the two winning singers two envelopes to choose between – one being a blank envelope and the other one containing the message "the song which will represent Turkey in Sweden", which was chosen by Semiha Yankı.
|Final – 9 February 1975|
|1||Yeşim||"Böyle mi Başlar?"||17||8|
|4||Füsun Önal||"Minik Kuş"||19||5|
|5||Serter Bağcan||"Mümkün Değil"||19||5|
|7||Ali Rıza Binboğa||"Yarınlar"||18||7|
|8||Semiha Yankı||"Seninle Bir Dakika"||28||1|
On the night of the contest Yankı performed 13th in the running order following Monaco and preceding Israel. At the close of the voting "Seninle Bir Dakika" had received 3 points, placing Turkey 19th (last). This was the fourth time that a country had come last on its debut.
- "TURKISH NATIONAL FINAL 1975".
- "Turkey: Şarkı Yarışması 1975 Finalists Selection".
- "Turkey: Şarkı Yarışması 1975 Final".
- "Final of Stockholm 1975". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 9 April 2021. Retrieved 9 April 2021.
- "Results of the Final of Stockholm 1975". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 9 April 2021. Retrieved 9 April 2021.