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A song partially written in a Turkic language won the Eurovision 2016

Yesterday, a Ukrainian singer Jamala with her song "1944" won the Eurovision Song Contest 2016. The song is written in English and Crimean Tatar, a Turkic language very close to the modern Turkish.

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Bu şarkı hoşuma gitti! Tebrikler ve çok teşekkür ederim Jamala!

May 15, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TseDanylo

Yeah the song is written about the Crimean crisis in Ukraine

May 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/skelkingur

Not really. The song is literally called 1944 and is referring to the Deportation of the Crimean Tartars in that year (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deportation_of_the_Crimean_Tatars)

May 15, 2016
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