Zurab Alasania also revealed that TRT will not even broadcast the event: "Negotiations with a large cable network in Turkey. Not completed yet", he tweets.
TRT demands changes in rules
Last year the head of TRT, Senol Göka, demanded changes in the voting system to be implemented for Turkey to return to Eurovision Song Contest. TRT were not happy with some of the rules, especially the "Big 5"-rule, where the five largest contributors to EBU (France, Germany, Italy, Spain & United Kingdom) are pre-qualified for the grand final every year. TRT also wants 100% televoting implemented.
Turkeys last participation was in Eurovision 2012.
The last 10 years Turkey had some very good results, and finished in top-5 five times.
Since the introductions of semi-finals in 2004, they only failed to qualify to the Grand final once, in 2011.