Tatarstan has withdrawn from the 2015 Turkvizyon & Bala Turkvizyon Song Contests, both events were due to take place next week in Istanbul.
Tatarstan has now become the sixth region of Russia to withdraw from the Turkvizyon and Bala Turkvizyon Song Contest. The regions withdrawal from the song contest was triggered by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation requesting that Tatarstan withdraw their membership of TURKSOY. Tatarstan had selected Yamle Group to participate in Turkvizyon and Saida Mukhametzyanova for the Bala Turkvizyon Song Contest.
It is not known whether Crimea, Kabardino-Balkaria & Karachay-Cherkessia, Kumyk and Moscow are still participating in the contest.
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