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Another Year Without Turkey
Another Year Without Turkey

TRT have confirmed to esctoday.com that Turkey have 100% decided not to take part in Eurovision 2014. This means that Turkey will have not been at the contest since 2012. They withdrew from the 2013 contest over disagreements about the Big 5 and the introduction of a jury vote.

In the mean time Turkey have announced a rival to Eurovision called Türkvizyon. The contest which will take place this December will feature a total of 20 countries and territories with Turkish links competing for a prize of 20,000 Euro and a statuette. There have been many comparisons between the two contests and also controversies about the way the contest will be run. Turkvision will feature a 50/50 voting system of sms vote and jury vote, despite Turkey’s apparent dislike of its use in Eurovision.

Furthermore there have also been words from certain members of the organizing comitee of the contest, that Türkvizyon will be superior to Eurovision, and that it will not suffer from political voting.

What do you think of Turkey’s decision to withdraw and creating Turkvizyon?

Source: esctoday

12 thoughts on “Turkey: No 2014 Participation”

  1. Türkvizyon will Not suffer political votings? Ajajajaja TRT is a joke! Kazakhstan,Azerbaijan,Russia,Kirgistan and Turkey. And they said all will be fair. Who will win this Türkvizyon? Of course! Turkey! They Said that they aren’t conformed with the jury what are they doing ? Türkvizyon will also habe juries. A joke.TRT should Leave the EBU and Join to ABU if they want be Isolated from Eurovision.

    1. It does seem very hypocritical to oppose having a jury in Eurovision and then have it in the contest that you are organising.

    2. escspain, you have lack of point. Turkey must be remain in EBU because even though their country will create Turkvizyon, they must be returning to Eurovision in 2014. Look at Turkey’s Eurovision history, it’s rich and full of colour, I am not satisfied because Turkey must force to remain and join Eurovision. Besides, November 22 is the deadline of all eligible broadcasters to submit participation. Turkey has a lot of time to decide.

  2. Have you Seen esctoday? TRT will Not participate. I’m Sorry with the Turkish Eurofans but they also think that TRT is a joke. Best Solution:close TRT and create a New broadcaster who doesn’t Makes a Contest where irreal States could participate.

    1. escspain, you have a lot of flaws and errors in your reasoning. TRT will compete in Eurovision 2014, whether internal or national selection. Best solution: overrule this decision. Why? Because Eurovision will not be the same without Turkey. Besides, what does “isolated from Eurovision”? TRT is both a member of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union and the European Broadcasting Union, so don’t post unnecessary comments without evidence that will prove to your theory.

    1. TRT confirmed to esctoday yesterday that they will not be taking part as we have said in the article above, the Turkvizyon official website even says that Turkey will not be taking part in Eurovision 2014.

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