The Sakha Republic (Yakutia) has withdrawn from the Turkvizyon and Bala Turkvizyon Song Contests 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey.
Sakha is one of four regions of Russia to have now withdrawn from the Turkvizyon Song Contest as a result of membership of TURKSOY being suspended. Larisa Troyeva told NV News that they were contacted by the Government of the Sakha Republic to terminate the regions relationship with Turkvizyon. She went on to say that:
It’s a shame, but we hope for the best next year. Political disagreements between countries should not affect the culture.
The Sakha Republic were due to be represented by Dalaana at the Turkvizyon Song Contest 2015.