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The EBU vs. TRT chapter 1 - what exactly is going on?

The EBU wants TRT back into the Eurovision fold, but TRT is reluctant to return - or are they? No one really knows. The reason cited for not participating was due to the results from unfair jury voting, but it would seem the offical explanation given is merely the tip of the iceberg.

TRT: EBU Apologises But No Participation in 2014

Turkey 2010 ManGa ©  youtube/eurovision.tv

Today, the broadcaster TRT, who has decided not to come back to the Eurovision Song Contest, released a statement regarding the next contest. Though EBU's head Jean-Paul Philippot has apologised about what TRT believes to be previous unfair decisions, TRT is not stepping back from their opinion about 2014 participation.

TRT and EBU to hold a critical meeting regarding Eurovision, in İstanbul

TRT 2011 ©  TRT

The Turkish participation in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest is still hanging on a threat. Head managers of TRT and EBU's Broadcasting Comitee will hold a meeting in İstanbul discussing the new rules. After that meeting the Turkish broadcaster is expected to make its final decision.

TRT: Turkey most likely not coming back in 2014

TRT's general director Ibrahim Sahin at the advisory board meeting ©  TRT

One of the big guns in the Eurovision Song Contest, Turkey, upset many fans by withdrawing from last year's contest. TRT's head manager announced their come back is not likely to happen next year, although it is still a considerable dilemma.

Turkish Eurovision Fans Raise Their Voices Against TRT On Twitter

Turkish Radio and Television (TRT) Offical Logo ©  TRT

TRT's decision to withdraw from the contest in 2013 was a shock for all Eurovision fans. It is still unknown if they will come back in 2014 or not. Last night, Turkish Eurovision fans started a hashtag on Twitter to convince their national broadcaster to take part at Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen. Who can deny the power of social media?  

Turkish comedy group makes parody of Valentina Monetta's video

Muğla FTR ©  Muğla FTR

Turkish national broadcaster TRT made a shocking decision in November when they withdrew from the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest. As the contest soon will take place without their country, Turkish fans are however able to enjoy a parody of the San Marino video.

Yet another shock: Turkey withdraws from Eurovision Song Contest 2013

Turkish Radio and Television (TRT) Offical Logo ©  TRT

Eurovision fans were confused after TRT had stated that they may consider withdrawal in 2013. Then, everyone calmed down when TRT started to put lots of effort trying to decide which artist should represent Turkey in Malmö. However, today it's been officially announced that, Turkey will not take part in the 2013 edition of Eurovision Song Contest.

Advisory board gave a number of opinions to evaluate at TRT's meeting today

TRT's general director Ibrahim Sahin at the advisory board meeting ©  TRT

Today a special meeting with an advisory board was held by the Turkish broadcaster. Each participant got the chance to tell their opinions and as such different strategies are in play for TRT to select their representative for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest.

TRT releases further information about its Eurovision selection strategy

Turkish Radio and Television (TRT) Offical Logo ©  TRT

After the confirmation of participating at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest, Turkish public broadcaster, scheduled its further working strategy. As it is planned to hold a special meeting with an advisory board in early november, the exact date and the names participating at the meeting is determined by the broadcaster.

TRT decided: Turkey will participate at the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö 2013

TRT 2011 ©  TRT

After TRT's general director, Ibrahim Sahin's statements regarding a possible withdrawal for Turkey in relation to the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest they have now confirmed that they will participate after all. The Turkish broadcasting cooperation will start its preparations in early November.

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