Larisa Troyeva from the delegation of Yakutia has confirmed that the region will be competing in the Turkvizyon Song Contest 2016.

Larisa Troyeva has confirmed to Eurovoix-World.com that Yakutia will be returning to the Turkvizyon Song Contest this year in Turkey. The region did not compete in last years contest in Istanbul, Turkey due to a deterioration in relations between the Russian Federation and Turkey. Yakutia had selected Dalaana to represent them in the contest last December, but was unable to attend the contest.

Mrs Troyeva is a People’s Artist of Yakutia (Sakha Republic), she has selected the regions participants in the Turkvizyon Song Contest every year since 2013. It is thought that Mrs Troyeva may try to convince the Sakha singer Legenty to represent the region this year, in both 2014 and 2015 Legenty was contacted to represent Yakutia but declined.

To date the following 14 countries and regions have confirmed their participation in Turkvizyon 2016 to Eurovoix-World.com:

  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Crimea (Russian Federation)
  • Gagauzia
  • Germany
  • Kazakhstan
  • Khakassia (Russian Federation)
  • Kumyk (Russian Federation)
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Sandzak (Serbia)
  • Stavropol Krai (Russian Federation)
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • Yakutia (Russian Federation)

Source: Larisa Troyeva, Sakha Press