Buket Bengisu & Group Safir

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Turkish singer Buket Bengisu was born in Istanbul in 1978. She comes from a musical family and therefore entered the world of music at a very young age. As a child she studied guitar, piano and followed singing lessons. After she got her degree at the national School of Music in 2000 she started studying drama, musical and theatre.

In 2002 she was the singer of a group called Safir. The other members were Eser Alioglu, Dilek Aba, Gülnur Gökce and Sitare Bilge. Out of five contestants, they were chosen to represent Turkey at the Eurovision Song Contest 2002 [1] with a song called Leylaklar soldu kalbinde.


  1. ^ Bohlman, Philip V. (2004). The music of European nationalism. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO. p. 2. ISBN 978-1-57607-270-7. Retrieved 6 February 2011. "Eurovision Song Contest 2002". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Sedat Yüce with "Sevgiliye Son"
Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Sertab Erener with "Everyway That I Can"