Turkish opposition demands to tackle Armenian to join Eurovision contest with so-called “genocide” song

Turkish opposition demands to tackle Armenian to join Eurovision contest with so-called “genocide” song
# 29 December 2008 10:49 (UTC +04:00)
Ankara–APA. Armenian-American rock band “System of a Down” will join the Eurovision 2009 Song Contest in Moscow in May. Turkish opposition concerns about this decision, APA reports quoting the Turkish news agencies. Member of the Parliament from the Republican People’s Party (CHP) Akif Ekici addressed Prime Minister Receb Tayib Erdogan reminding that this group is going to perform a song about the so-called “Armenian genocide”. “This group prints in its concert tickets “No entry for dogs and Turks”. Their song “Holy Mountains” offends the Turkish people and their leader Ataturk”. The lawmaker asked the Prime Minister what measures would be taken for prevention of this group to join the Eurovision contest with this song. “Were Armenia and European Broadcasting Union addressed on this issue? What will happen if this group wins the contest with its song on so-called “genocide”? Would the world recognize “genocide” in this case, it wouldn’t?”

The Eurovision bans to perform political songs, but tactful performers can make political messages through different subtleties.
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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED