Demet Akalın’s demand for a “music ban” to President Erdoğan

“I asked in the name of all the musicians”

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met with dignitaries during the fast-breaking dinner at Dolmabahçe Palace in Beşiktaş last night.

After President Erdoğan’s meeting with the artists, singer Cenk Erken said, “Our esteemed artists who attended our president’s iftar party, did they talk about the music ban? If they inform us, we will be delighted. published the message.


Singer Demet Akalın, who participated in the invitation, responded to Eren’s words. Akalın said, “Let me inform…Of course…Maybe no one had the courage, but I asked and said on behalf of all musicians.” used the sentences.

Demet Akalın, President Erdoğan, Orhan Gencebay, Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy

Demet Akalın, President Erdogan, Orhan Gencebay, Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy

“I was promised that they would start working”

Demet Akalın, who said President Erdoğan had invited Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, said: “I received the promise that they will start working… We will wait, respect Cenk Bey…”

Last year, due to the coronavirus epidemic, music restrictions were imposed in entertainment venues after 00:00.


In the iftar invitation, “One of the most important elements of the concept we call civilization, which is not even easy to describe, is culture-art.” Erdogan said: “The difference that distinguishes developing societies from each other and best reveals their original aspects is culture and artistic products covering a wide spectrum, from architecture to music. Therefore, the culture, people and artists, societies that allow them to create their own colors and beyond that to reflect them around the world.They are the locomotives of civilization.Developments in the field of technology are the common good of mankind without giving color, but cultural and artistic products carry their own unique messages wherever they touch.Does civilization shape man?Does man create civilization used phrases.


Erdogan said: “Our artists have such a great mission and such an important responsibility beyond the branch of art they perform. In fact, the artist is the mirror of society. The accumulation, the pleasure, trouble and the imaginary artist of society shape and rule Turkey is the most important understanding of the severing of its ties with its past, which marked a period of time It paid one of its great prizes in the field of culture and art. No matter what dirt you throw on the embers, if the yeast is strong, it will continue to burn inside. Our nation has also managed to overcome this destructive period and dry by protecting its arts, artists, cultural products and creating its own style and synthesis.We commemorate all our artists who deserve the title of veteran with their works in all fields of art, especially music. We wish success to our artists who carry nt proudly the flag they received from them. mentioned.


President Erdogan then continued his remarks as follows:

We also follow closely the products created by our young people, from traditional arts to music, mixing their centuries-old knowledge with modern interpretations. We are proud of our artists, who present these works for the taste of all humanity as well as our own people, using the opportunities offered by the internet and social media. I believe that no work of art that is inspired by this land, this nation, this civilization will fail. We have always supported our artists with the support we have given them. We will continue to participate.

We protect the efforts of our artists with the support we provide under many different titles, from anti-piracy to copyright, from theater to film. Finally, we inaugurated the new building of the Presidential Symphony Orchestra in Ankara and the Atatürk Cultural Center in Istanbul, bringing world-class art centers to our country. One of the most vital tasks in building a great and powerful Turkey now falls to our artists. A development movement that is not crowned with culture and art will only be made of stone, concrete, iron, glass and metal. However, we seek a renaissance of civilization, not just a dull development movement. We hope to achieve this with you.

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