Turkey took part in the Eurovision Song Contest 1998. The country was represented by Tüzmen with the song “Unutamazsın” written by Canan Tunç and composed by Erdinç Tunç. The entry was chosen by a professional jury.
The professional jury announced the results on 28 February 1998 in Ankara.
|1.||« Kayıp Aşk »||Metropolis Sürgünleri||Semih Güneri||Semih Güneri||Semih Güneri||1||4|
|2.||« Oyna »||Tuğrul Arsever||Sevingül Bahadır||Aslıgül Ayas||Mertol Şalt||2||2|
|3.||« Soramadım »||Meltem Büyükuğurgör||Hakan Süersan||Hakan Süersan||Hakan Süersan||0||7|
|4.||« Gökkuşağı »||Pamela Spence||İlker Yeşilay||Melih Yüksel Dural||Mete Artun||0||7|
|5.||« Serden Geçtiğim »||Berk Özbek||Çetin Akcan||Serpil Toparlak||Doğan Kospançalı||1||4|
|6.||« Dertli Saz »||Kubat||Günay Çoban||Mete Aydın Çelik||Volkan Şanda||2||2|
|7||« Unutamazsın »||Tüzmen||Canan Tunç||Erdinç Tunç||Ümit Eroğlu||4||1|
|8.||« Çal »||Şebnem Paker||Zerrin Alporal||Levent Çoker||Levent Çoker||1||4|
|9.||« Yalan Aşklar »||Elçin Engin||Hale Turan||Şansal Engin||Ümit Eroğlu||0||7|
|10.||« Sevmek Zamanı »||Gözde Ural, Elif Özel||Aylin Uçanlar||Mine Mucur||Sadun Ersönmez||0||7|
One of the above contestants, Şebnem Paker and her group, had performed in Eurovision Song Contest 1997 and had received the highest points for Turkey up to 1997, but in 1998 they couldn’t repeat their previous success.
On the night of the contest Tüzmen performed 24th in the running order following Estonia and preceding Mecedonia. At the close of the voting Unutamazsın had received 25 points placing Turkey 14th. Only five participants had voted for Unutamazsın. The Turkish jury awarded its 12 points to United Kingdom.
Points awarded to Turkey
|12 points||10 points||8 points||7 points||6 points|
|5 points||4 points||3 points||2 points||1 point|
Points Awarded by Turkey
|12 points||United Kingdom|
- Michael Kuyucu: Türkiye’nin Serüveni Eurovision, İstanbul, 2005, ISBN 975-8823-93-0, pp.230-234
(Note: Entries scored out are when Turkey did not compete)
(Note: All information are in order of appearance