Bashkortostan becomes the third region of Russia to today withdraw from the Turkvizyon Song Contest 2015.

Bashkortostan which was a member of TURKSOY was ordered by the Russian Government to withdraw their membership of TURKSOY on Friday. The Government of Bashkortostan has this afternoon formally suspended co-operation with TURKSOY for an indefinite period of time. Bashkortostan had participated in every Turkvizyon Song Contest since its launch in 2013 and had been due to debut in the first Bala Turkvizyon Song Contest.

Only Sakha Republic and Tatarstan have yet to withdraw from TURKSOY in Russia.