Today, August 17, the winner of Eurovision 2016, the Ukrainian singer of Crimean Tatar origin Jamala will perform at one of Turkey's most famous scenes - Cemil Topuzlu Open-Air Theatre. During yesterday's press conference with local media Jamala recalled that a large part of her Istanbul program consists of Turkish and Crimean Tatar songs.
The winner said that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was the first one to congratulate her on the victory at the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "1944":
I was very happy to hear congratulations from the Turkey’s President.
Jamala went on saying she had doubts concerning the trip to Turkey after a frightening event July, 15 (military coup).
But basing on the bitter experience Ukraine went through I know that music is a source of inspiration and hope for people. Therefore I arrived in Turkey. I feel completely safe. And I invited Recep Tayyip Erdogan to come to my next concert. On our last conversation he asked me to notify him on my visit in Istanbul. And I did it.
August 17, Jamala will give a performance in Istanbul at an open concert hall Cemil Topuzlu Open-Air Theatre. She will sing Turkish songs by famous singers, as well as the old folk Turkish and Crimean Tatar songs.
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