Turkey: uproar shortly before the end of Ramadan - minaret-speaker resistance-to-play-Song | policy

After several mosque loudspeakers in the city of Izmir, the resistance song "Bella Ciao" performed was initiated by the authorities in Turkey investigation.

Turkey: uproar shortly before the end of Ramadan - minaret-speaker resistance-to-play-Song | policy

After several mosque loudspeakers in the city of Izmir, the resistance song "Bella Ciao" performed was initiated by the authorities in Turkey investigation.

The resistance song "Bella Ciao" was sung on Wednesday afternoon (20. May) of minarets in Izmir. In Turkey, it is currently celebrated Ramadan*. Normally is called from the minarets for prayer. A Hacker attack to be behind it.

Izmir, After several mosque loudspeakers in the city of Izmir, the resistance song Ciao Bella heard was, the authorities in Turkey, launched on Thursday an investigation. The anti-fascist partisan song from Italy was to be heard on Wednesday afternoon in Izmir instead of the call to prayer. Footage of the Hacker action spread rapidly in social media.

Izmir public Prosecutor's office opens investigation against hackers

The Turkish authority for religious Affairs, Diyanet, confirmed the incident on Wednesday evening via Twitter. A police complaint had already been filed. The Prosecutor's office in Izmir launched an investigation against the unknown hackers and as against a user of the social networks that divided the action. According to the state news Agency Anadolu, you will be accused of "denigration of religious values".

Also, Ömer Celik, spokesman for the government party, the AKP the Islamic-conservative President Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned the incident. The perpetrators of this "heinous crime" would be found, he said.

Izmir, the third largest city of Turkey, is regarded as secular and as a stronghold of the opposition party, the CHP.

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*merkur.de is part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editors network. Here you can learn all about the refugee crisis between Turkey and Greece, the stock of Lesbos and the consequences for Germany.

Updated Date: 22 May 2020, 04:33

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