Turkey has officially and publicly declared that it will not participate in Eurovision 2015. TRT Haber reports the sad news this morning in a rather succint post: “Eurovision Statement from TRT: TRT General Manager Müdürü Sahin announced that Turkey will not participate in the contest.” We’re kind of gutted. But for now we’ll cheer ourselves up by watching the above GIF of Hadise over and over until they finally return to the contest.
Please note: If you read the TRT or CNNTurk article in Google Translate you will be misled into thinking that Turkey IS coming back. Our Turkish-language correspondents assure us that Google Translate isn’t working on this news item.