This site has been on-line for about 5 years now... I've had
about 210,000 visitors since - and that's great! - thank you so much to all of
you! I hope "Marleen's Tarkan Place" has evolved into an enjoyable place for you all to spend your
precious time. All of your support and great feedback encourages me to
continuously update this site and make it even a cooler place to be for every Tarkan
But... I didn't make this site all by myself, I owe a lot of people for their
input, so I guess it's about time for a little THANK YOU!
The people I owe...
|First on my list would - no
doubt - be Ali Yıldırım! For the innumerous
translations in English he made for this site - translations of all of
Tarkan's song lyrics, translations of various magazine and newspaper
articles, for providing me with all kinds of information... I don't even
know how to begin to thank him for all this. His contribution to this
website has become invaluable. But besides that, I need to
thank him even so much more for having become a great friend over the past
years - a friend I can always rely on, a dear friend who has the
incredible ability of always saying the right words whenever things are
not going my way... thank you so so much, Ali, you truly are one in a
Next on my list are Mick and Yvonne, for sharing things to use in
my site, for being my friends and for having so much fun at our "fan
club meetings" - and especially to Mick for running the fan club
together and for giving the word "Mail Archives" a whole new meaning...
Alper Çayhan - for the Dutch translations of the song lyrics
Pilar, Ramon and Jeanett
from Mexico - for all the Mexican stuff they provided and for moderating the
Mexican mailing list for us - by the way, it was nice meeting you, Ramon!
Ali Mulla, Gabriel,
Em, Dani, Ariel,
Ellie, Serena, Onuruye, Elsita, Mete, Reem - for providing
me with either translations, pictures, video's, useful links etc... and for the
nice chats we've been having.
A very special thank you also to Süheyl,
Carly and Eric.
And last, but certainly not least: my children David
and Sarah, for having to put up with their mom who
is "always working at the computer", and my husband Chris,
for his never-ending patience...
Thank you so much to all of you!!!
(There are so many people I need to thank, really... If by any
chance I forgot anyone... if you think your name should be in here too, just let
me know and I'll rectify it)
When I started my first site, about 4 years ago, there wasn't that much to find about Tarkan on the
Net. I didn't know anything about him. And just as
everyone who wants to make a site, I needed to start somewhere, so these are the
sites where I got my very first Tarkan info:
Other sites which had their influence, or contributed to this
site in some way :
The official Turkish site: www.bvtarkan.com,
the Turkish sites www.showtv.net, Turk's
the Mexican sites www.mtvla.com
Non Tarkan related sites: www.tripod.com, www.homepage.com,
The Magazines Bravo, Hit!
(Germany); Télé Club Plus, Vedette Plus,
Salut, Star Club, Fan de (France); Dag Allemaal (Belgium); Aktüel,
She, Amann, Amıca, Müzik Yasam (Turkey)
The Newspapers Gazet van Antwerpen (Belgium); Radikal,
Akşam, Hürriyet, Milliyet, Güneş, Takvim, Star, Asabi, Türkiye (Turkey)
The TV channels VTM (Belgium); VARA (The Netherlands); ARD, ZDF
(Germany), France2 (France); TRTint (Turkey)
The Photographers Nihat Odabaşı, Sedat Mehder, Jens van Zoest, Tamer Yılmaz,
Cem Göçmen, Ayten Alpüm, Arnaud Caravielhe, Bernhard Kühmstedt.
The Record Companies Istanbul Plak (Turkey), Universal Music
(Europe - Worldwide)
And last of all, but the main reason all the plans I had for this website came to
T A R K A N himself! For being a great singer, a
wonderful personality and for his incredible charisma which couldn't leave
anyone unaffected. Thank you, Tarkan!!!