Gagauz media reports are stating that the Turkish Capital, Ankara will be hosting the fourth edition of the Turkvizyon Song Contest.
Peter Petkovic the Head of Delegation for Gagauzia has told Gagauzinfo.md that the 4th Turkvizyon Song Contest will be held in the Turkish Capital, Ankara. According to Mr. Petkovic the contest will be held on the 17th of December, with over 20 countries and regions attending the contest.
We understand that TMB TV the host broadcaster of this years contest held discussions with the Turkish Government this week regarding the host city of Turkvizyon 2016. In July the Ukrainian broadcaster of the Turkvizyon Song Contest stated that Istanbul would be hosting the contest. While the Head of Delegation for Azerbaijan stated earlier this year that Antalya was discussed as a host city when the contest was held in Istanbul in 2015.
TMB TV has not officially confirmed Ankara as the host city of this years contest, or confirmed the dates of the show.
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The Turkvizyon 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.