Turkey took part in the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 1975. The country was represented by Semiha Yankı with the song “Seninle Bir Dakika” written by Hikmet Münir Ebcioğlu and composed by Kemal Ebcioğlu. The entry was chosen during a national final called Şarkı Yarışması. It came last in the Eurovision 1975.
The final took place on 9 February 1975 at the studios of TRT, Bülend Özveren was hosting the event. 17 songs were submitted and the winning song was picked by averaging the ranks from the professional jury and people's jury.
On the night of the contest Yankı performed 13th in the running order following Monaco and preceding Israel. At the close of the voting Seninle bir dakika had received 3 points (from Monaco), placing Turkey 19th (last). This was the fourth time that a country had come last on its debut. The Turkish jury awarded its 12 points to Portugal.