Concert Application Rejected: We will fight for our demands!

Our application for the Independent Turkey Concert to be held on Sunday, August 9th at Yenikapi Square has been rejected by the Governor's Office, by the reason of being "not appropriate".On behalf of Grup Yorum, we appealed against this ban to the local administrative court on Friday 13 June. After all the bans, we have … Continue reading Concert Application Rejected: We will fight for our demands!

Grup Yorum member Ali Araci not released.

Today, at around 11:00 am (Europe time) , the lawyers of Grup Yorum member Ali Araci, informed via Twitter that the trial of the musician is being started. Araci stated in court that he had been tried already in the same court with the same file, but was released. He said that there was no … Continue reading Grup Yorum member Ali Araci not released.

Interview with Grup Yorum martyr Helin Bölek: “Our Goal Is The Freedom Of Our Songs”

This is an interview, translated from Turkish, which Grup Yorum member Helin Bölek had with GazeteDuvar on day 187 of her hunger strike. Helin Bölek became an immortal song after 288 days of hunger strike. 'OUR HEAD’S WERE ALWAYS HIGH AND WE ARE FREE” You’ve been in prison for more than two years. What did … Continue reading Interview with Grup Yorum martyr Helin Bölek: “Our Goal Is The Freedom Of Our Songs”

IBRAHIM GÖKÇEK IS IMMORTAL / Grup Yorum Solidarity Committee – Italy

For two days İbrahim Gökçek, in the most atrocious pain of the 323-day-long hunger strike, felt the taste of Political Victory: reached with immense suffering and the unbridgeable loss of his band mate, Helin Bölek. İbrahim Gökçek two days before the end of his hunger strike,  had been declared by the doctors who were assisting him … Continue reading IBRAHIM GÖKÇEK IS IMMORTAL / Grup Yorum Solidarity Committee – Italy