Turkey is set to return to the ABU TV Song Festival, having last participated in the event in 2015.
TRT has confirmed that Turkey will be participating in the ABU TV Song Festival 2018 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Turkey is returning to the showcase event having last participated in the show in 2015 when it was held in Istanbul. No details regarding the singer or song that will represent them in Ashgabat have been announced so far.
To date three nations have confirmed their participation in this years ABU TV Song Festival:
- Turkmenistan – Host nation
Up to 15 countries take part in this years ABU TV Song Festival. The ABU TV Song Festival is travelling to Central Asia for the first time, with Turkmenistan following on from China as the host nation of this years TV Song Festival.
This years TV Song Festival is being hosted by Television, Radio and Cinematography Turkmenistan (TVTM), with assistance from the South Korean broadcaster, KBS. The countries that are selected to take part in the festival will ” reflect geographical balance and the cultural diversity of the Asia-Pacific region.” Furthermore all of the performers must sing in their national language and showcase their nation’s culture.
The ABU TV Song Festival 2018 will be held on October 2 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
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[tw-tab]Since 2012 the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union has organised a non-competitive festival highlighting the talents of its member nations. Countries such as Afghanistan, Brunei, China and the Maldives have participated in the event, showcasing the best of their talented music industry. Songs taking part in the event can be the singers own or a cover. The event is planned to eventually be turned into a competitive contest. [/tw-tab]