Pink Floyd gig in Turkey? Pro-gov’t daily says yes, facts say no
ISTANBULA pro-government newspaper has claimed that Pink Floyd took the stage at a lavish wedding ceremony in Turkey, only for the legendary band’s fans to express disappointment that the report was ultimately unfounded.
“The groom, Ali Salhab, spent 12 million Turkish Liras for his wedding during which Pink Floyd took the stage,” daily Sabah noted on Aug. 17 while reporting the Lebanese businessman’s three-day matrimonial ceremony with Aya Khalil at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in the southwestern Turkish resort of Bodrum.
“Famous designer Donatella Versace was also among the invitees. The wedding, which had been prepared for months in advance, continued with DJ music after a Pink Floyd concert,” the Turkish daily added.
The report, which was still online at Sabah’s website on Aug. 18, caused a stir among Pink Floyd fans in Turkey, particularly on social media.
After investigating the issue, daily Hürriyet found out that the report was unfounded, as were the images of Roger Waters that accompanied it, which proved to be file photos.