Turkish fans who formed ‘barricades’ for JYJ Kim Jaejoong’s safety have garnered attention.
On Feb. 8, a Turkish TV news video, which reported on Jaejoong’s arrival in Turkey, was uploaded on a video website. In the video, he arrived in Turkey through the airport and was seen meeting and waving to fans who were there.
In particular, Kim Jaejoong’s popularity could be felt through the look of fans who waved Korean placards and the Korean flag passionately to welcome him for his visit to Turkey. Also, images of orderly fans who kept their distance autonomously for his safety caught attention.
Kim Jaejoong held a solo fan meeting in Ankara University’s hall through an invitation by the Turkey Korean Cultural Center on Feb. 5. The fan meeting was the first for a Korean singer and the tickets were sold out in 30 minutes. More than 2000 applications for the tickets were received, confirming Jaejoong’s hot popularity in Turkey.
Meanwhile, the fan meeting was not only the only event that he attended. He also participated in a discussion with the young Turkish people in Ankara University, together with President Lee Myung Bak who was on a visit to four Middle East countries. At night, he attended a state banquet at the Presidential Palace in Turkey, confirming his high popularity.