TRT, the Turkish national broadcaster has confirmed to Eurovision Dream that Turkey will not participate at the forthcoming 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden next year…

The Turkish broadcaster has informed Eurovision Dream that Turkey does not close the door to the contest, hence leaving the door open of a possible return to the event in the near future.
But TRT has requested to have extra time after the deadline of the participation announcements.

Turkey first time joined at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1975 with Semiha Yankı’s “Seninle bir dakika”.Turkey won the contest in 2003 with Sertab Erener’s “Every way that I can”

Source: Eurovision Dream