A total of 26 countries will be participating in the 2015 Turkvizyon Song Contest this December in Istanbul, Turkey.
The news was announced by the Head of the organising broadcaster TMB TV, Ayşe Kerimova. The announcement confirms that the competition will now not take place in Turkmenistan who were announced in November 2014 as the location for this years contest. The exact date of the competition has not been announced, but it will take place this December.
The announcement by Ms Kerimova means that this years competition is set to be the largest competition to date increasing the number of countries and regions in the competition by one over the 2014 contest in Kazan, Tatarstan. Since the contest was launched in 2013 a total of 30 countries and regions have participated in at least one Turkvizyon Song Contest. To date the following countries and regions have confirmed their interest in participating to Eurovoix.com and Eurovoix-World.com:
- Bashkortostan (Russian Federation)
- Bosnia & Herzegovina
- Karachay-Cherkessia (Russian Federation)
- Khakassia (Russian Federation)
- Northern Cyprus
- Tatarstan (Russian Federation)
Source: Ayse Kerimova