Turkey just announced they are withdrawing from Eurovision Song Contest 2013. The first information is that STAR TV in Turkey just published a TRT announcement. The reason is not financial.
Fragment of the announcement: we heard that many countries will not take part in the contest this year and every country channel is free to choose to participate or not and in this case, we decided not to take part in the contest this year… of course we keep an open door for next year’s participation… the jury system is unfair (one of the reasons of TRT withdrawal)
more info coming soon