A district municipality in the Central Anatolian province of Yozgat has cancelled a concert of the famous singer Cem Adrian who is known to be a vocal supporter of LGBTI+ rights.
The move came after former Ankara mayor Melih Gökçek’s targeting of the singer.
Gökçek shared on Twitter the poster of Adrian’s planned concert and wrote, “I can’t believe it…But do not worry…There are responsible valiant people who will not allow it. Hopefully wait for tomorrow.”
Just a day after this tweet, Sarıkaya Mayor Ömer Açıkel, from the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), announced that the concert scheduled for Aug. 6 was cancelled “due to a financial disagreement experienced with the organizer firm.”
After this decision, Gökçek took to Twitter again, thanking “that valiant person” who got the concert cancelled.
NE DEMİŞTİM…— İbrahim Melih Gökçek (@06melihgokcek) July 26, 2023
“Ama merak etmeyin. Buna müsade etmeyecek sorumlu yiğit insanlar var. Yarını bekleyin İnşaallah…”
O YİĞİT İNSAN MÜDAHALE ETTİ. KONSER İPTÂL…
O YİĞİDE TEŞEKKÜR EDİYORUZ…👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/wTsrNgOMFi