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Germany Is Debuting!
Germany Is Debuting! has today released an updated list of countries and regions taking part in this years Turkvizyon Song Contest. Debuting at this years contest is Germany, the country which has the largest Turkish population outside of Turkey itself with 1.65 million Turks living their. The full list of participating countries is as follows:

  • Azerbaijan
  • Bashkortostan
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Crimea
  • Gagauzia (Moldova)
  • Georgia
  • Iraq
  • Kabardino-Balkaria & Karachay Cherkessia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Khakassia
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Macedonia
  • Northern Cyprus
  • Russia (Not mentioned on the website but had previously been announced at the launch of the 2014 contest)
  • Tatarstan
  • Turkey
  • Tuva
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Yakutia

The list means that the following countries are either withdrawing or are yet to confirm their participation:

  • Altai Republic (Had previously confirmed they would be taking part, however has not been mentioned in official press releases)
  • Belarus
  • Kosovo
  • Kemerovo
  • Romania

The announcement today now means that a total of 21 countries and regions will be taking part in the contest in Kazan, Tatarstan this November. This figure is down three on the inaugural contest last year which saw 24 countries and regions compete in Turkey last December.


11 thoughts on “Turkvizyon’14: Germany To Debut!”

    1. Our Country, Germany, is the European Country with the biggest turkish-speaking Population as their mother tongue. The debut Germany means that there will be a Turkish song with a native Turkish singer who lives in Germany.

    1. Name of the broadcaster has not been given, I’d assume it’s a private channel that specialises in the Turkish diaspora.

  1. Kosovo probably isn’t going to be allowed to take part as Russia doesn’t recognize them as independent. Most Kosovars have a Kosovar passport which isn’t accepted in Russia. At last year’s Miss Universe which Russia hosted, Miss Kosovo was forced to withdraw because the Russian authorities wouldn’t allow her to enter the country.

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