State sponsorship should support participation

State sponsorship should support participation

The delegation behind Kosovan participation in Turkvizyon has said that the Government should fund participation in the contest.

Reşit İsmet a well known artist from Prizen said in an interview with Kosovan media that participation in the contest last year was entirely funded by him. Reşit İsmet wrote “Sevmek Günah Mıdır” which was performed by Tolga Kazaz at the contest in Istanbul last year and was also the juror for Kosovo in the contest. The Turkvizyon Song Contest is the only international song contest that Kosovo has taken part in, the country has aspirations to participate in Eurovision.

Kosovo to date has only participated in two editions of the contest and looks unlikely to participate in 2016 due to issues of international recognition. Azerbaijan currently deems Kosovo to be an illegal state and rightful territory of Serbia.

Source: Kosova Haber