According to Kazakh news outlets a total of 21 countries will be participating in the first Bala Turkvizyon Song Contest.
Since the contest was revealed at the end of June a number of changes have been announced regarding the contest. It now appears that Istanbul, Turkey will be the venue for the first contest which will take place in December of this year. It had been previously revealed that Mary in Turkmenistan would host the contest, however this appears now to have been changed.
The 21 countries that are reported to be taking part in the contest have not yet been announced, however the following countries have confirmed their intent to take part in the contest to Eurovoix-World.com:
Regarding the Turkvizyon Song Contest, organisers have yet to release any information about this years contest, it is supposed to be being held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. However in our emails to broadcasters it has emerged the organisers have not released any details to them.
Source: Bala Turkvizyon