Pet'r Oil

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Turkey "Pet'r Oil"
Eurovision Song Contest 1980 entry
Country Turkey
Artist(s) Ajda Pekkan
Language Turkish
Composer(s) Atilla Özdemiroğlu
Lyricist(s) Şanar Yurdatapan
Conductor Atilla Özdemiroğlu
Finals performance
Final result 15th
Final points 23
Appearance chronology
◄ "Sevince" (1978)   
"Dönme Dolap" (1981) ►

Pet'r Oil (or Petr'Oil, as it is listed in the official Eurovision website upon the on screen title when broadcast) was the Turkish entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 1980, held in The Hague, Netherlands. The song was sung by Ajda Pekkan in Turkish.

According to, it is rumoured that the song is referring to petroleum, in the guise of a love song to a man called Pet'r Oil.[1]

The song was performed 2nd on the night, following Austria's Blue Danube with "Du bist Musik" and preceding Greece's Anna Vissi with "Autostop". At the close of voting, it had received 23 points, placing 15th in a field of 19.

It was succeeded as Turkish representative at the 1981 Contest by Ayşegül Aldinç & Modern Folk Trio with "Dönme Dolap".


  1. ^ "The song page". 

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Preceded by
Turkish entry for the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Dönme Dolap