TURKEY

"Seviyorum" - Maria Rita Epik & 21. Peron

"I, in my nights, days and dreams, I'm in love"

The Turkish Final was held at the Atatürk Kültür Merkezi in Istanbul on February 24th, hosted by Elçin Temel & Bülent Özveren. Before the final, there was a semi-final - click here for details: TURKISH SEMI-FINAL 1979 There were due to be 6 songs in the final, but "Bir yildiz" by Ilhan Irem was disqualified as it was released on an album before the final. The winning song was chosen by the votes of 17 regional juries.

1 Sevgilim My love Saadet Sun 33

4th

2 Elveda Farewell Çetin Alp 28

5th

3 Ayrilmak olmasa If separateness isn't present Cantekin 57

3rd

4 Seviyorum I'm in love Maria Rita Epik & 21. Peron 69

1st

5 Çagri The call Kuzenler 68

2nd

Maria Rita Epik & 21. Peron never got to go to the ESC, as Turkish Television withdrew from the contest due to pressure from Arab countries not to attend the contest in Israel.

1979 NATIONAL FINALS