Eurovision 2015

REPORTS : Turkey Will Not Return To Eurovision 2016

As Sam Smith would say ‘The Writings On The Wall’ and it now appears that Turkey will not participate at Eurovision 2016.

OGAE Turkey have just posted

“According to a statement from the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT), Turkey will not participate in the forthcoming 61st Eurovision Song Contest.

Senol Goka, who is the general manager of the TRT said that the desire to apply about Eurovision changings they did not put into practice.”

It had been hoped that TRT would return to the contest following their last appearance in 2012 in Baku – READ HERE

TRT have expressed their views on why they left the contest and it goes far beyond voting – READ HERE

So it now appears that TRT and Turkey will not be in Stockholm for Eurovision. Were you hoping Turkey would return?


Author/Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall

Source : OGAE Turkey

1 reply »

  1. A real protest would have been to miss out a year and come back in ‘all guns blazing’ to try to win – the longer that Turkey stay out, the less influence they have on any change…

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