Crimea will be selecting their participant for the Turkvision Song Contest 2016 in Simferopol today.

Crimea will today select the singer who will be representing Crimea at the 4th edition of the Turkvision Song Contes. This years Turkvision Song Contest is being held next month in Turkey. The selection is being held in Simferopol at the Crimean Tatar Academic Music and Drama Theatre.

Crimea is returning to the contest this year having been unable to compete in last years contest in Istanbul. Crimea along with other Russian regions were forced to withdraw from the contest due to a deterioration in relations between the Russian Federation and Turkey.

In 2015 Crimea had selected Safiye Denishaeva to represent them at the Turkvision Song Contest with the song “Aqin Dostlar”. While AIiye Bekirova was selected to compete in the Bala Turkvision Song Contest 2015 with the song “Amanim yarim”.