Turkey: Election board bans AK Party campaign song

In September 2015, the Supreme Election Board (YSK) imposed a ban on broadcasting the AK Party’s campaign song for the 1 November election on the grounds of “abusing religious symbols in the name of politics”.

According to Today’s Zaman and other Turkish media, the ban was issued after the Republican People’s Party’s deputy Mahmut Tanal had submitted a complaint.

The lyrics of the song are as follows:

“In the name of God
We take the road
We are renewed, refreshed
In the name of God
We will move forward
Let’s move forward together
In the name of God
We left our mark
From one end of Turkey to the other
We have hope
In the name of God”



» Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.todayszaman.com