The AKP government not only attacks the right of the revolutionary protest band Grup Yorum to perform concerts in the squares, now it also started to ban its concerts on internet with decisions of the district governorship.
Indeed, the group doesn't accept this unlawful decision which is considered to be another attack on their group members Ibrahim and Helin who lost their lives in a hunger strike last year to gain this right as artists.
GRUP YORUM'S FIRST STATEMENT ABOUT THE BAN:
"On July 1st, there should have been the shoot of our internet concert that we wanted to do with our artist friends.
Our internet concert was arbitrarily banned by the governorship. We do not accept these prohibitions. We will finally do our concert.
GRUP YORUM IS THE PEOPLE AND CANNOT BE SILENCED!"
Article published on the issue in Mezopotamya Agency:
ISTANBUL – The concert that Grup Yorum planned to give over the internet has been banned by the Beyoğlu District Governor's Office.
The concert, which is expected to be held on the internet by Grup Yorum, on July 1 was banned by the Beyoğlu District Governor's Office. In the document sent by the Beyoğlu District Governor's Office, it was stated that filming will not be allowed on the Ferhan Şensoy stage, where the concert will be recorded.
Grup Yorum, which was notified about the ban, announced the ban on its twitter account and made the following statement:
“Helin and İbrahim gave their lives for the right to perform. We will protect the values created by Helin and İbrahim. Our right to concert cannot be prevented!”
*** Article in Gazete duvaR:
District Governor's Office banned Grup Yorum's internet concert:
'Our right to concert cannot be denied'
Grup Yorum announced that filming of their internet concert on July 1 was prohibited: 'We do not accept these bans. Finally, we're going to make our concert.'
DUVAR- Grup Yorum has announced on its social media account that the latest of their concerts they have given on the internet for a while due to concert bans has been banned by the Beyoğlu District Governor's Office.
In the group's statement, it was said, "We wanted to record our internet concert with our artist friends on July 1. Our internet concert was arbitrarily banned by the governorship. We do not accept these bans. We will finally make our concert."
In the document sent to Grup Yorum by Beyoğlu District Governorate, It was stated that filming will not be allowed on the stage of Ferhat Sensoy Theater where the concert should be recorded.