Turkey Are Out Of Eurovision

Turkey Are Out Of Eurovision

Conchita Wursts win in Eurovision 2014 has caused controversy not only in Russia but also in Turkey. Volkan Bozkir , Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the Turkish Parliament has told the Turkish press that:

Thank god we no longer participate in Eurovision

Turkey withdrew from the contest after 2012 in protest about the 50/50 televote as well as the Big 5’s direct qualification for the final. It now appears that Turkey will not be returning to the contest after refusing to show the contest last year due to a kiss between Krista Siegfrids and a backing singer in Finland’s 2013 performance, and now Conchita Wurst’s win in this years contest.

In 2013 Turkey created Turkvision which is a Turkish version of Eurovision, the 2013 contest was won by Azerbaijan and saw a total of 24 countries and regions taking part.

TRT the EBU member in Turkey has not made a statement about the comments.

Source: Der Tagesspiel