TMB TV reports that over 30 countries will be participating in the Turkvision Song Contest 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan.

TMB TV the broadcaster behind the Turkvision Song Contest reports that over 30 countries will be competing in this years competition in the Kazakh Capital. The Turkish broadcaster states via the official website of the contest that a record-breaking number of countries will be competing at this years event in Kazakhstan.

Since the Turkvision Song Contest was first held a total of forty-two countries and regions have either participated or attempted to participate. Check out the full list of countries that have participated or attempted to participate in the contest since 2013:

  • Altai Republic – One appearance in 2013
  • Azerbaijan – Participated in every contest, won in 2013
  • Bashkortostan (Russian Federation) – Debuted in 2013, was unable to compete in 2015
  • Belarus – Debut in 2013, returned in 2015
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina – Participated in every contest
  • Bulgaria – Debuted in 2014
  • Chuvashia (Russian Federation) – Was due to compete in 2013 but withdrew
  • Crimea (Disputed Territory) – Debuted in 2013, was unable to compete in 2015
  • Dagestan (Russian Federation) – Due to compete in 2015 but forced to withdraw
  • Gagauzia (Moldova) – Participated in every contest
  • Georgia – Participated in every contest
  • Germany – Debuted in 2014
Iran

Iran performing on their debut in 2014

  • Iran – Debuted in 2014
  • Iraq – Participated in every contest
  • Kabardino-Balkaria (Russian Federation) – Debuted in 2013, jointly participates with Karachay-Cherkessia
  • Karachay-Cherkessia (Russian Federation) – Debuted in 2013, jointly participates with Kabarindo-Balkaria
  • Kazakhstan – Debuted in 2013, won in 2014
  • Kemerovo (Russian Federation) – Competed once at the 2013 contest
  • Khakassia (Russian Federation) – Debuted in 2013, was unable to compete in 2015
  • Kosovo – Debuted in 2013, returned to the contest in 2015
  • Kumyk – Was due to debut in 2015 but was unable to
  • Kyrgyzstan – Debuted in 2013, won the competition in 2015
  • Latvia – Set to debut at this years contest in Astana
Macedonia

Macedonia’s best result in the competition came in 2015

  • Macedonia – Debuted in 2013, competed in every contest to date
  • Moldova – Set to debut at this years contest in Astana
  • Moscow – Debuted in 2014, was unable to compete in 2015
  • Netherlands – Set to debut at this years contest in Astana
  • Northern Cyprus – Debuted in 2013, returned to the contest in 2015
  • Poland – Set to debut at this years contest in Astana
  • Romania – Debuted in 2013, competed in every contest to date
  • Sandzak (Serbia) – Debuted in 2015
  • Stavropol Krai (Russian Federation) – Set to debut at this years contest in Astana
  • Sweden – Set to debut at this years contest in Astana
Turkmenistan Turkvision 2014

Turkmenistan made their only appearance to date in 2014

  • Syria – Debuted at the contest in 2015
  • Tatarstan (Russian Federation) – Debuted in 2013, hosted the competition in 2014, was unable to compete in 2015
  • Turkey – Host nation of the first contest, has participated in every contest
  • Turkmenistan – Debuted in 2014, has only made one appearance to date
  • Tuva (Russian Federation) – Debuted in 2013, was unable to participate in 2015
  • Ukraine – Debuted in 2013, has participated in every contest to date
  • Uzbekistan – Debuted in 2013, has participated in every contest to date
  • Xinjiang (China) – Was due to compete in 2013 but withdrew before the contest
  • Yakutia (Russian Federation) – Debuted in 2013, was unable to participate in 2015

The competition will be held over the course of eight days in August, starting on August 20 and ending on August 28. The exact dates of the shows have not been announced, however it looks likely that two semi finals and a final will be held during this years competition.

Source: Turkvizyon.tv

The Turkvision Song Contest was first held in 2013 in the Turkish city of Eskisehir. The contest which is open to Turkic nations and regions such as Turkey, Kazakhstan and Yakutia. The contest follows a similar format to the Eurovision Song Contest, with songs limited to being 4 minutes long. To date Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan have won the contest.