Crimea will be selecting their participant for the Turkvision Song Contest 2016 in Simferopol on November 19.

Crimea has rescheduled their national selection for the Turkvision Song Contest 2016 to November 19. The previously announced date of November 12 was the deadline for artists to express their interest in participating in the Crimean selection. The selection is being held in Simferopol at the Crimean Tatar Academic Music and Drama Theatre.

Crimea is returning to the contest this year having been unable to compete in last years contest in Istanbul. Crimea along with other Russian regions were forced to withdraw from the contest due to a deterioration in relations between the Russian Federation and Turkey.

In 2015 Crimea had selected Safiye Denishaeva to represent them at the Turkvision Song Contest with the song “Aqin Dostlar”. While AIiye Bekirova was selected to compete in the Bala Turkvision Song Contest 2015 with the song “Amanim yarim”.

Source: TRK Millet