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?
Farid Mammadov will be visiting Turkey tomorrow as part of his promotional tour. Having released a Turkish version of his Eurovision Song Contest entry, he is prepared to meet the Turkish fans that are keeping the interest high despite not participating this year.
Two weeks after winning the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest people are still discussing whether or not Azerbaijan only won as a result of Turkey not making it to the final. And why did the winning couple run on stage waving the Turkish flag instead of the Azerbaijani one?
In the first minutes of 2011 in Turkey, national broadcaster TRT announced the name of the Turkish representative who will be participating in Düsseldorf: Yüksek Sadakat. This exclusive news caused a big reaction in the Turkish media.
The dust has settled in Turkey after the storm of rumours about who would represent the country at this year's Eurovision Song Contest. It has been announced that MaNga will represent Turkey, the band and the national broadcaster (TRT) were in negotiations for some time.
Turkish EBU member, TRT, has announced that it is planning to set a new price table for the adverts which are broadcast during the Eurovision Song Contest due to high viewing figures during the show in the 2000's. With the new prices, it's expected that TRT's income will increase by an extra €62 million.
The Turkish representative for the Eurovision Song Contest, which will be held on May 2009 in Moscow, has been announced. The winner of the internal competition is the song Crazy For You (Düm Tek Tek).