OGAE Turkey arranged another event last night, this time to celebrate this year's Eurovision Song Contest as the crossroads of the the three religions: Jews, Muslims and Christians.
The night started at the Seal Cafe in the heart of Istanbul when fans from Israel, Greece and Turkey shared a happy gathering, together with fans from other countries such as France, Germany and Finland. A special guest of the evening was Turkey's 2002 entrant, Buket Bengisu, who was welcomed by the fans and sang her Eurovision entry. Later on another past entrant arrived causing a bigger commotion: Sebnem Paker, who won the 3rd place for Turkey in 1997 and the 12th in 1996. Sebnem also sang her 1997 entry, with all the fans joining in.
The happy bunch proceeded later on to a nearby tavern for a fest of dinner and music. Buket Bengisu happily joined the fans. Bengisu also sang a new song from her upcoming album in a special premiere in honor of the chairman of OGAE Israel, who celebrated his birthday at the occasion.