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Turkey took part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2000. The country was represented by Pınar Ayhan and her group Grup S.O.S. with the song "[Yorgunum Anla" written by Pınar Ayhan herself together with Sühan Ayhan and Orkun Yazgan. The entry was chosen by a professional jury. Although the song was originally in Turkish, during the contest it was sung partially in English.
|Eurovision Song Contest 2000|
|Selection process||23. Eurovision Şarkı Yarışması Türkiye Finali|
|Selection date(s)||18 February 2000|
|Selected entrant||Pınar Ayhan and Grup S.O.S.|
|Selected song||"Yorgunum Anla"|
|Final result||10th, 59 points|
|Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest|
23. Eurovision Şarkı Yarışması Türkiye FinaliEdit
The final took place on 18 February 2000 at the Ari TV Studios in Ankara, hosted by Yasemin Pamukçu and Ömer Önder. Ten songs competed and the winner was determined by an expert jury.
|1||Mirkelam and Sibel||"Duy Beni"||Selim Korkmaz||—|
|2||Pınar Ayhan and Grup S.O.S.||"Yorgunum Anla"||Pınar Ayhan, Sühan Ayhan, Orkun Yazgan||1|
|3||Işın Karaca||"Bir Kırık Sevda"||Günay Çoban, Aslıgül Ayas||2|
|4||Semra Sarpkaya||"Aşkımız bir masal"||Nurhan Gürdil, Tolga Gürdil||—|
|5||Feryal Başel||"Son Defa"||İhsan Köseoğlu||—|
|6||Semih Bayraktar||"Bu Aşk Yasak Bana"||Semih Bayraktar||—|
|7||Ayça Dönmez||"Bak Rüzgarlara"||Bahadır Şahin, Can Atilla||—|
|8||Feryal Başel||"Sana"||İhsan Köseoğlu||—|
|9||Semih Bayraktar and Grup Avrasya||"Aşık Oldum"||Devrim Aydın, Umut Erdoğan||—|
|10||Zeliha Sunal||"Yarım Kalan Senfoni"||Müge Baysal, Tolga Gürdil||—|
On the night of the contest Pınar Ayhan and Grup S.O.S. performed 22nd in the running order following Latvia and preceding Ireland. At the close of the voting "Yorgunum Anla" had received 59 points, placing Turkey 10th out of 24 competing countries. The Turkish jury awarded its 12 points to Sweden.
- "Final of Stockholm 2000". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 10 April 2021. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
- Michael Kuyucu: Türkiye'nin Serüveni Eurovision, İstanbul, 2005, ISBN 975-8823-93-0, pp.242-244
- "Results of the Final of Stockholm 2000". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 10 April 2021. Retrieved 10 April 2021.