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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.

maNga to take part in a videogame ZombieRock

maNga's zombirock {haberturk.com}

After releasing an interactive album, e-acoustic, former Turkish Eurovision representatives, maNga, are ready for another interactive story. The rock group will take part in a videogame called ZombieRock. In a stage of the game, there's a maNga zone and characters of the members of maNga will be found at the zone.

maNga's leadsinger Ferman Akgül to host a musical documentary on TRT

Turkey 2010 ManGa ©  youtube/eurovision.tv

Ferman Akgül, the leadsinger of former Turkish representatives maNga, has given his fans a suprise. Ferman announced that he is working on a new project with Turkish broadcaster TRT in the form of a musical documentary. Cinema and directing have previously played a major part in Akgül's career.

Eurovision Stars to Perform at "Symphony of Brotherhood" Concert in Sarajevo

Simfonija Bratstva © TRT

There is no doubt that music has a very powerful influence on uniting people from all over the world. With the pioneering of TRT, popular artists from twelve countries, including Eurovision stars, are going to come together in Sarajevo to perform for brotherhood and peace.

Turkey May Consider Withdrawal in 2013

İbrahim Şahin © TRT Haber

Turkish Eurovision fans were readily discussing who is going to represent Turkey in Malmö. Polls are already created in social media to find out which singer has more potential to win. Meanwhile, the Director General at TRT had a shocking message for the media: "We may consider withdrawal from the contest in 2013."

MaNga Release New Single and Music Video

Rezalet Çıkarasım Var © Pasaj Film Reklam

MaNga, the famous Turkish nu metal band, has recently released a new song and a music video. Rezalet Çıkarasım Var is the second single from their latest album and is already enjoying success in Turkey.

Turkish Composer & Orchestra Chef Buğra Uğur Has Passed Away at the Age of 53

Buğra Uğur ©  todayszaman.com

Very famous Turkish musician, composer and orchestra chef, Buğra Uğur, whose songs represented Turkey at the Eurovision Song Contest in the 80s, has passed away at the age of 53 due to a  heart attack. Tragically, his latest interview was about the contest, showing the bitter part of it in the 80s.

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