TRT, the Turkish broadcaster, has organized 6 concerts in Balkan countries this summer. This year's representative of Turkey at the Eurovision Song Contest, MaNga, performed in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The concerts have been organized in cooperation with the Turkish Embassies of the participating Balkan Countries. These concerts took place in the following cities: Athens (Greece), Sarajevo ( B&H), Skopje (FYR Macedonia), Prizeren (Kosovo), Durrës (Albania) and Sofia (Bulgaria).
Various popular Turkish singers like Rafet El Roman, Yusuf Gyney, Kiraç and the extremely popular singer Mustafa Sandal performed at these big events.This year's Turkish representatives, MaNga, performed at a concert which was held in Sarajevo. Besides that, the 2008 Albanian representative Olta Boka performed as a guest singer of TRT at the concert which was held in Durrës.
TRT has broacast these big events live on four channels. Director of the Balkan Concerts, Gyrsoj Mustafa, said that the music is a common tradition that brings people of Balkan much closer. Gjyrsoj also said that these events finished successfully and have attracted more than 50.000 people.
The performance of MaNga in Sarajevo
The performance of Mustafa Sandal in Sofia