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Offline Niko

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Turkey 2014 || not participating
« on: September 16, 2013, 03:17:21 PM »

According to the following news, Turkey will not participate Eurovision 2014

On 14 September 2013, the general of Türkiye Radyo ve Televizyon Kurumu (TRT), İbrahim Şahin, stated that there are no plans to return to the contest under the current conditions. Dissatisfaction with the introduction of a mixed jury/televote voting system and the current status of the "Big Five" were once again cited as reasons for this decision.

If that is true, it means that we maybe won't see Turkey in ESC for a very long time.

source for the quote: wikipedia

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Re: Turkey 2014 || not participating
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2013, 10:54:13 AM »
I think simple and plain: as semifinals are an integral part of the show (unlike 1996, in which Germany was controversially eliminated), the capitalistic\materialistic "Big 5" rule must be abolished! as long as it continues, why not put Turkey in it?!