SARAJEVO, BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA – Bosnia and Herzegovina has decided not to participate in the Eurovision song contest, and to join newly founded alternative Turkvision. This is what Sofia News Agency claimed today sourcing Novi Magazin from Serbia.

Turkvision (Turkvizyon), announced by Turkish national TV channel TRT earlier this year, was created in protest against Eurovision voting rules, which see the so-called big Five, the UK, Germany, Italy, France and Spain qualify directly for the final.

The team of immediately contacted BHRT: Their answer was that Bosnian participation in Turkvizyon is by a commercial broadcaster and BHRT will decide upon Eurovision participation the upcoming days. There are though big hopes for a return to the contest!