Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has congratulated the Ukrainian singer of Crimean Tatar origin Jamala on the victory at the song contest "Eurovision - 2016," according to the Turkish National News Agency "Anadolu."
- According to the sources in the Turkey’s Presidential Administration, this morning the President called the singer and wished her every success in the future career, reported Anadolu.
Jamala expressed gratitude noting she was touched by congrats from the Turkish leader.
As QHA reported earlier, May 14 the Ukrainian singer of the Crimean Tatar origin Jamala took the first place at the International Song Contest "Eurovision-2016" with the song "1944," about the deportation of Crimean Tatars. Australia and Russia were placed second and third, respectively.
12 points were given to the Ukrainian singer by San Marino, Georgia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Moldova, Latvia, Israel, Macedonia, Poland and Serbia.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Refat Chubarov, leader of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, also congratulated Jamala on the victory at the "Eurovision."