The jury members for the Turkvision Song Contest 2018 have been revealed by the official website for the competition.
Following updates regarding the competition last week and its participants, the official jury list has been released by Turkvizyon.com.tr. The list reveals that both Macedonia and Kyrgyzstan are taking part in the contest again, despite having not yet announced their participants in the competition.
The jury members are:
- Belarus – Gunesh
- Bulgaria – Ismail Matev
- Crimea – Seyran Mambetov
- Gagauzia (Moldova) – Petr Petkovic
- Kygryzstan – Gulnur Satilganova
- Macedonia – Sedat Azizoglu
- Ukraine – Nadejda Malenkova
- Unknown – Kenan Celik
The Turkvision Song Contest appears to be returning in 2018 after the official website for the contest has been updated over the past week. Turkvizyon.com.tr features the logo for the 2018 edition of the contest and also articles on the artists who are already confirmed as taking part in the competition.
The Turkvision Song Contest was last held in Istanbul, Turkey in 2015. The contest was then cancelled in 2016 due to issues securing a suitable host city for the contest, following security issues in Turkey. In 2017 the contest was due to return to the stage, hosted in Kazakhstan in Astana as part of EXPO 2017. However the contest was later cancelled due to a legal challenge.