Everybody who is going to the Abdi Ipeci Arena these day will have noticed the big security improvement. Since the terror attacks in November Turkey fears that it could happen again. Istanbul is hosting two big events on Wednesday and Saturday. To ensure the highest level of security for the delegations and journalists the security standards have been improved and there is more police around than ever. It's similar to an airport check in.
Chief Editor of eurovisionlive.com
About me: Due to the fact that my parents are musicians, I have a gained a great enthusiasm for music. Since 1979 my interest in the Eurovision Song Contest has grown enormously. My first ESC I joined was in Dublin 1995. Six years later I founded the website eurovisionlive.com in the year 2001. The most fascinating part for me is the original idea of the Eurovision Song Contest – the peaceful contest of the European countries. I am very happy that I have the chance to contribute my little part for the greatest music show in the world.