Turkey returns in 2016? what EBU responds to TRT implies?
Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY – Mahmut Lıcalı (Cumhuriyet) reported today according to some sites that TRT is ready to return in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. TRT’s Şenol Göka seems to have said that the country didn’t withdraw from the contest because of the voting problems but for moral reasons.
He refers to criticism of the voting system of Eurovision Song Contest by Romania and Italy and implies that EBU will fulfil their demands and therefore the country will return next year.We kindly asked EBU for a statement over this and we got the following answer.
EBU, on the other side, continues its constructive discussions with TRT for potential return of the country in the Eurovision Song Contest and time will tell what happens. After all it’s too soon to discuss #Eurovision 2016