Ottoman-inspired ‘New Turkey’ anthem praises Erdoğan

Band wearing Ottoman-era costumes performing the new anthem (screen grab from video at the link)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan inaugurated New Turkey Strategic Research Center in Ankara on April 10.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was welcomed during a ceremony on April 10 with the “New Turkey Anthem” performed by an Ottoman military band, which praised him as “Our Leader”…

…Güzel’s lyrics praise Erdoğan as “Our Leader,” before mentioning historic figures Attila the Hun, Oghuz Han, Alparslan, the Ottoman Empire’s founder Osman Gazi, Mehmed the Conqueror, Selim I, Suleiman the Magnificent, Abdulhamid II and Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.

Adnan Menderes and Turgut Özal, two of Erdoğan’s predecessors in the offices of Turkey’s prime ministry and presidency, are praised in the anthem, which vows “to spread the name of Allah.”

“The Turkish nation is loyal to you Erdoğan, the last ring of the golden chain,” the lyrics also say with an endorsement to full presidential system, instead of the current parliamentary system of Turkey.

Video at link.

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