Arkhyz 24 the broadcaster of the Turkvizyon Song Contest in Karachay-Cherkessia will not participate in Turkvizyon 2016 in Turkey.

The broadcaster informed Eurovoix-World.com that they will not be participating in the 4th edition of the Turkvizyon Song Contest in Turkey. Arkhyz 24 has been the partner broadcaster for the Turkvizyon Song Contest in Karachay-Cherkessia since 2014.

It is not known whether this will affect joint participation of Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay-Cherkessia which is organised by Elbrusoid. In 2015 Elbrusoid opted to organise the national selection process for the two regions of Russia without the assistance of Arkhyz 24. Karachay-Cherkessia has participated alongside Kabardino-Balkaria in the contest since 2013, however did not participate in the 2015 contest.

Elbrusoid has not replied to any of our multiple attempts to contact the organisation regarding participating in the Turkvizyon or Bala Turkvizyon Song Contest 2016.

Source: Arkhyz 24

The Turkvizyon Song Contest was first held in 2013 in the Turkish city of Eskisehir. The contest which is open to Turkic nations and regions such as Turkey, Kazakhstan and Yakutia. The contest follows a similar format to the Eurovision Song Contest, with songs limited to being 4 minutes long. To date Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan have won the contest.