TURKEY – The singer Aynur Aydin revealed that she was invited by TRT to participate in the Eurovision 2013, an edition that was marked by the absence of Turkey, TurquoiseTimes reports.
According to the artist, in mid-2012, TRT organized a meeting at the headquarters in Ankara, with the presence of several singers, such as Aydin, Sertab Erener and Isin Karaca, producers, journalists and representatives of the broadcaster, such as CEO Ibrahim Sahin, aiming to discuss proposals for the Eurovision Song Contest 2013.
After the meeting, as Aynur Aydin said in an interview, the CEO of TRT asked the artist about participation in 2013, stressing that “I believe we will do an incredible job“.
The artist remained in contact with TRT, having worked on a demo to present to the Eurovision Song Contest, which was officially presented to the broadcaster.
However, TRT decided not to participate in the Eurovision Festival 2013 in December 2012, leaving the singer “upset about the situation“.
Aynur says that the proposed song remains “in the drawer” and guarantees that, if TRT returns to the contest, the singer will make her application to participate in the event.
Turkey debuted in the competition in 1975, having participated in 34 editions. In 2003, Sertab Erener and the song “Everyway That I Can” achieved the only Turkish victory in the competition, with a total of 165 points.
The last participation of Turkey was in made by Can Bonomo and the song “Love Me Back“, who achieved the 7th position in Baku.