Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest 1975

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
Country Turkey
National selection
Selection processŞarkı Yarışması
Selection date(s)9 February 1975
Selected entrantSemiha Yankı
Selected song"Seninle Bir Dakika"
Selected songwriter(s)
  • Kemal Ebcioğlu
  • Hikmet Münir Ebcioğlu
Finals performance
Final result19th, 3 points
Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest
1975 1978►

Before EurovisionEdit

Şarkı YarışmasıEdit

The Turkish entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 1975 was chosen during a national final called Şarkı Yarışması.

Competing entriesEdit

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.

On 6 February 1975, the selection committee selected the 8 songs which would compete in the televised final.[1][2]

Finalists Selection – 6 February 1975
Artist Song Lyricist Composer Result
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.[3]

Final – 9 February 1975
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Yeşim "Böyle mi Başlar?" 17 8
2 Atilla Atasoy "Dilenci" 24 3
3 Cici Kızlar "Delisin" 28 2
4 Füsun Önal "Minik Kuş" 19 5
5 Serter Bağcan "Mümkün Değil" 19 5
6 Yeliz "Hayalimdeki Adam" 24 3
7 Ali Rıza Binboğa "Yarınlar" 18 7
8 Semiha Yankı "Seninle Bir Dakika" 28 1

At EurovisionEdit

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).[4] This was the fourth time that a country had come last on its debut.



  2. ^ "Turkey: Şarkı Yarışması 1975 Finalists Selection".
  3. ^ "Turkey: Şarkı Yarışması 1975 Final".
  4. ^ "Final of Stockholm 1975". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 9 April 2021. Retrieved 9 April 2021.
  5. ^ a b "Results of the Final of Stockholm 1975". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 9 April 2021. Retrieved 9 April 2021.