Atilla ÖzdemiroğluBorn: January 5th, 1943, Ankara (Turkey)
Died: April 20th, 2016, Istanbul (Turkey)
In total, between 1975 and 1983, Özdemiroğlu wrote five songs for the Turkish Eurovision preselection, amongst which the winner in 1980: ‘Petr’oil’, which was performed by Ayda Pekkan. Özdemiroğlu wrote the orchestration in collaboration with Karl Heinz Schäfer and conducted this Turkish entry in the international final, held in The Hague. ‘Petr’oil’ finished fifteenth among nineteen competing entries.
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