No Turkish participation in 2016
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The Turkish public broadcasting today announced that it will not return to the festival in 2016.
The official statement says that a return is not considered as the demands that were made by the broadcaster in the past were not sufficiently examined and EBU has nothing changed to the rules of the festival.
The State channel ran in 2012 that the contest would be unfair because, in addition to the half televoting also for half points are awarded by a jury. In the edition of 2012 Turkey got very little points of the professional jury. That there are five countries assured of participation, they find at TRT nor honest.