Turkey boycotts Eurovision Song Contest over LGBT performers

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Turkey ‘s boycott of the Eurovision Song Contest for including gay and transgender performers, such as bearded Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst, was criticised on Thursday as an attempt to “erase the LGBT community” in the country.

Turkish Radio and Television (TRT) head Ibrahim Eren said  Turkey  was unlikely to take part again next year because the spectacle features LGBT singers.

The country has not participated in the longest-running international annual TV music competition since 2012.

“As a public broadcaster we cannot broadcast...


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Turkey boycotts Eurovision Song Contest over LGBT performers


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