Ferhat Tunc

Singer and composer (Turkey)  
“In total, if you add all the court cases against me, that will add up to 10 and a half years imprisonment – if they all come to pass. But in spite of all this censorship, we continue to sing, we continue to express our thoughts and views…”

Ferhat Tunç

See video of Ferhat's speech Video of Ferhat Tunç’s speech
during the session about music censorship in Turkey, entitled “Crossing the Bridge”, at the 3rd Freemuse World Conference in Istanbul in November 2006. Ferhat Tunç is introduced by the moderator of the session, Sanar Yurdatapan. 

[Duration: 7:02]

  Ferhat Tunç is considered one of Turkey’s foremost Kurdish musicians, but he is constantly threatened by Turkish authorities and harassed by militant death squads.

See video of Ferhat's speech Video of Ferhat Tunç performing
when he was in Denmark to meet with leading parliamentarians and high level representatives from Amnesty, Pen and Danish Arts organisations in February 2006.

[Duration: 0:12]


Ferhat Tunç’s offical web site:


Related reading

Mondomix – June 2007:
‘Free Ferhat Tunc’

  Read more about the Freemuse conference


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