Mary, Turkmenistan will host Turkvizyon 2015 after being announced as the 2015 Turkic world Cultural Capital. The handover of the title took place last night at the Turkvizyon final in Kazan with a symbol key being passed from Tatarstan to Turkmenistan.
Mary also known as Merv is the fourth largest city in Turkmenistan and the Capital of Mary Province. The city itself was founded back in 1884 by the then Russian Empire 30km west of the ancient city of Merv which the current city took its name from. Interestingly this is not the first time that Mary has been a Cultural Capital, back in 2012 the city was declared the Cultural Capital of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
The date of the contest has not been announced, but it is expected to be in November or December 2015.