I guess that's one less Red Bull freebie for next year.
In all seriousness, it's unfortunate to lose such a great track and I'm sure that, on sporting grounds, we'd all rather have sacrified one (or both) of the spanish races and both of the Middle East borefests. Perhaps unfortunately, though, other things have to be considered: Turkey isn't a particularly wealthy country, it has little to no motorsport tradition (that I know of), there's no turkish F1 driver or team, nor (to my knowledge) any young turkish driver making an impression in the feeder series, nor any huge turkish companies involved in motorsport. Also, several team bosses, echoed by FIA president Jean Todt, have stressed that having 20 races is going to be a logistical nightmare, and that more than 20 was absolutely out of question. With USA and India, two very promising markets for the future of F1, making it on the calendar, somebody had to give.