Iraq may not participate in the 3rd Turkvizyon Song Contest in Istanbul, Turkey due to political instability in the country.
According to the German website GrandPrixFire, Türkmeneli TV has told them that it is not yet clear whether they will participate in the contest for a third time, however due to the sociopolitical situation no clear statement can be made yet regarding their participation.
The broadcaster did however add that if they were to participate that they would be looking for a different singer. To date Iraq has been represented twice by Ahmed Duzlu both times failing to qualify for the final. They are looking for a new singer in hopes of making their first final.