In my brief anti-imperialist and anti-Western period in high schools days, Grup Yorum was my favorite… I am pretty sure many Islamists who occupy powerful positions at the moments were also Grup Yorum fans once…

Members of Grup Yorum in Ankara protesting a decision to ban their concerts. Photograph: Basin Foto Ajansi/LightRocket via Getty Images

 

Grup Yorum: the jailed band Turkey can’t silence

Pop’s never been short of groups claiming to be rebels, but Grup Yorum are the real thing. Eleven members are currently in jail, thanks to their uncompromising – and hugely popular – protest songs

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