Rock band’s concert cancelled after outcry
ISPARTA - Anatolia News Agency
Rock band Duman’s concert was cancelled in Isparta after reactions.
A concert by Turkish band Duman, organized as part of an event by the Süleyman Demirel University (SDU) Rock Group in the southern province of Isparta, has been cancelled due to a song in which the band changed a sura of the Koran.
In the song, titled “Rezil” (shameful), the band has been accused of changing the words “lem yelid velem yüled” in Ihlas sura into “lem yelid ve löp yutar.”
In a written statement, SDU Rock Group said that the concert, which was to be held on Dec. 26, had been cancelled and ticket prices would be reimbursed between Dec. 24 and 28.
This is the second time a Duman concert has been cancelled in Isparta. In 2010, some students also reacted against the band and held a demonstration. After outcry from certain organizations, the concert was cancelled.