The European Broadcasting Union reacted to comments of Turkish Public Television (TRT)’s comments on Eurovision.┬á

According to Reuters’┬áBamidele Madamidola, a spokesman from EBU commented about the TRT’s desicion to not coming back to the contest;

“The Eurovision Song Contest’s values are of universality and inclusivity and our proud tradition of celebrating diversity through music,” said a spokesman for the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), which produces the show.

“TRT has made a huge contribution to the contest in the past, including hosting the event in Istanbul in 2004, and we would very much welcome them back should they decide to participate again,” the spokesman added.

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