Russia-Turkey Row Claims Another Victim: Pan-Turkic Song Contest

Kyrgyzstan’s entry Jiidesh Idrisova sings during the 2015 edition of the third annual Turkvision song contest, held this year in mid-December in Istanbul. This year’s contest was held without Tatars, Yakuts, Tuvans, or Bashkirs, as Moscow forbade Russia’s Turkic peoples from taking part in the contest. (Photo: Türkvizyon)

A Kyrgyz in a Mongol warrior princess getup won the Turkvision song contest in the third iteration of the event that brings together Turkic peoples from across Eurasia in a musical celebration of a shared culture.
 

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Joshua Kucera is a Washington, DC-based freelance writer who specializes in Central Asia, the Caucasus and the Middle East. He is the editor of EurasiaNet's Bug Pit blog.

Russia-Turkey Row Claims Another Victim: Pan-Turkic Song Contest

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