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Turkey set to return to Eurovision in 2016!

February 9, 2015 |

TRT, Turkish national broadcaster, has said that the nation will return to Eurovision in 2016 after a 3-year absence!

The broadcaster explained that its withdrawal from the contest was a result of low ratings and an unfair voting method. The main … Read More

Eurovision Gems: Rock In Eurovision

February 2, 2015 | 2

We are back for the third part of our series of «Eurovision Gems» and this time around it’s time to really dive into some of the musical variations that have taken part in the Eurovision Song Contest!

Before 2004, the … Read More

Turkey won’t be in Vienna

September 6, 2014 |

For the third year in a row, we won’t see Turkey on the Eurovision stage.

Due to the huge possibility of Turkey’s return, none other than the head of TRT, İbrahim Şahin, announced that Turkey won’t be in Eurovision 2015 … Read More

TRT will announce Eurovision decision next month

August 21, 2014 | 1

Last night, Turkey’s state broadcaster, TRT, revealed that it will make a formal announcement about their participation at Eurovision 2015 in September.

In the World News Bulletin program of TRT, it was said that the chances of Turkey returning to … Read More

Turkey returns to Eurovision with Kenan Williams?

August 15, 2014 |

After a two-year absence from the Eurovision Song Contest, there is now news that Turkey might return and be present in Vienna with singer Kenan Williams!

The news has not been officially confirmed by Turkish broadcaster TRT yet, but it has … Read More

Will Turkey return to Eurovision?

August 10, 2014 | 1

Maybe a surprise today from Turkey. Will Turkey really return to Eurovision?

In 2014, Turkey’s national broadcaster, TRT, announced that they would not be participating in the contest for the second year in a row, and later reported that a … Read More

Turkey set to return in 2015

February 16, 2014 |

According to the Turkish site “CADDE,” TRT General Director İbrahim Şahin recently visited EBU President Jean-Paul Philippot for a meeting. Coming out of this meeting is news that Turkey will return to Eurovision in 2015.

No official confirmation has been made as … Read More

Eurovision 2014 application deadline passes – 37 in, 4 withdraw

November 23, 2013 |

With the deadline for applications for Eurovision Song Contest 2014 having passed yesterday, we have a clearer picture of who will compete for victory in Copenhagen in May. The following countries let their plans be known before the deadline:


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Turkey creates the Türkvision song contest

September 22, 2013 |

Not surprisingly, the 2014 rules of the Eurovision Song Contest did not remove the Big 5 or the juries, which were Turkey’s conditions for participating next year. Instead, the rule changes addressed jury transparency.

That pretty much confirmed that Turkey … Read More

Turkey awaits EBU rules for 2014 decision

September 16, 2013 | 1

It was a surprise to most fans when Turkey decided to pull out of the Eurovision Song Contest and not compete in 2013. This was in protest of the Big 5 system, which allows the five biggest financial contributors to … Read More

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