TURKEY NOT RETURNING TO EUROVISION
ANKARA, TURKEY – Despite the rumors of Turkey’s return to Eurovision Song Contest, Volkan Bozkir, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the Turkish Parliament, announced today during a press conference, that Turkey will not return to Eurovision anymore.
Turkey will not be returning to the contest after refusing to show the contest last year due to a kiss between Krista Siegfrids and a backing singer in Finland’s 2013 performance, and now Conchita Wurst’s victory closes the door of Eurovision for Turkey.
In 2013 Turkey created Turkvision, which is similiar to Eurovision, but ONLY Turkic nations are allowed to participate. Azerbaijan won in 2013.