Kurdish



Imprisonment to Kurdish musician Veysi Ermiş

Veysi Ermiş who is one of the artists of the Mesopotamia Cultural Center (MKM) was sentenced to imprisonment on the grounds of making terrorist organizations’ propaganda through the words “Kurdistan” and “guerrilla” in his songs



Bajar’s songs are banned

Vedat Yıldırım, one of the founders of music groups Bajar and Kardeş Türküler announced on 7 November 2021, that they were banned from singing as Bajar band at the rally called “Call to Democracy” by HDP in Istanbul Çerkezköy, at the last moment and without showing any justification




The Constitutional Court deemed the sentence imposed for a Kurdish song as lawful

The Constitutional Court ruled that the 2-year prison sentence given to Kadri Pervane for listening to a Kurdish song with high volume on the public bus he was driving in Diyarbakır is lawful. The ruling stated that Pervane’s “right to freedom of speech was not violated” due to this song, which was deemed as a “terrorist organization propaganda