Korhan Abay

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Korhan Abay (born January 1, 1954 in Istanbul, Turkey) is a Turkish actor, author, film director and producer.


Korhan Abay is a show-business icon in Turkey, well known for his work as an actor, writer, host and producer of numerous national and international TV shows and events. He co-hosted the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest with Meltem Cumbul.


  • Se Upp För Dårarna / Kapılara Dikkat, (2007)
  • Ev Hali (as Tolga), (2002) (TV serial)
  • Alamancının Karısı (as Cemil), (1987)
  • Büyük Koşu, (1987) (TV serial)
  • Kıskıvrak (as Selçuk), (1986)
  • Şıpsevdi (as Raci), (1977) (TV serial)
  • Mahallede Şenlik Var, (1976)
  • Kötüler de Ağlar, (1976)
  • Canavar Cafer, (1975)
  • Kazım'a Ne Lazım, (1975)
  • Soysuzlar, (1975)


  • He was offered the role of the Turkish Foreign Minister in the Swedish movie Se Upp för dårarna but as he wanted a bigger role he learned Swedish in four months.
  • He answered to Cypriot speaker's "Hello Constantinople" words with "It's been İstanbul for over 500 years", and when the speaker says "Good evening Constantinople", he answered "Good evening Southern Cyprus" in Eurovision Song Contest 2004 Semi Final Main Trials

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Preceded by
Latvia Marie N & Renārs Kaupers
Eurovision Song Contest presenter
(with Meltem Cumbul)
Succeeded by
Ukraine Maria Efrosinina & Pavlo Shylko