Turhan YükselerBorn: 1952, Istanbul (Turkey)
Turhan Yükseler conducted for Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest on two occasions. In 1988, he led the orchestra for M.F.Ö. during their performance of ‘Sufi (Hey ya hey)’, which finished fifteenth; the arrangement was written by Jurre Haanstra from the Netherlands. Three years later, in 1991, Turkey was represented by the trio Izel Çeliköz, Reyhan Karaca, and Can Uğurluer with a twist called ‘Iki dakika’. Yükseler arranged the song in collaboration with composer Şevket Uğurluer and conducted the Italian orchestra. This Turkish entry finished twelfth.
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