EurovisionIreland.net have reported tonight that Turkey will not be participating in Eurovision 2015. Ms.Yağmur TÜZÜN, Head of International Public Relations at TRT told the site that:
TRT won’t be participating in the 2015 contest in Austria and the future remains to be seen
In recent days it had been thought that Turkey would return due to a news report which mentioned that Eurovision participation was being discussed at the broadcaster. Turkey last took part in the contest in 2012 in Azerbaijan, but has since withdrawn due to issues over the Big 5 and the jury voting.
TRT launced it’s own song contest last year, Turkvision, which is a contest between Turkic language nations and regions such as Kazakhstan, Gagauzia, Northern Cyprus and Tatarstan.