Kurdish songs banned

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Kurdish songs banned
Koma Gula Xerzan music group’s series of songs in Kurdish: In mid-December 2000 police raided an event organised by the Malatya Youth Branch of the People’s Democracy Party (HADEP), pulling plugs out of microphones. When attendees protested, the Malatya Security Director entered the hall and informed them that no Kurdish songs were allowed.

Regional Music groups in Silvan: Ferhenk, Baris, Esmer, Buse, Evgi, Navdest, and Dostlar: In December 2000 seven local music troupes in Silvan were called to the District Battalion Headquarters and warned against singing in Kurdish.

Source: Human Rights Foundation, Turkey