Turkey: Vatan Şaşmaz Dies Aged 43

Vatan Şaşmaz who was one of three presenters at the first Turkvision Song Contest in 2013, has died at the age of 43. The famous Turkish presenter and author was found murdered on August 27 in Istanbul. According to Police Reports, the presenter was murdered by Filiz Aker, who then proceeded to commit suicide at

Belarus: Gunesh To Compete in MakFest 2017

Gunesh who represented Belarus at the Turkvision Song Contest 2013 will represent her country again at MakFest 2017. This October Gunesh will travel to Macedonia to compete in MakFest 2017 alongside 30 other singers from across the world. The competition has been held annually in Stip since 1986, previous winners include Vlatko Lozansko and Vlado