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.

  • simus1

    “All hail our new turkey leader,”
    “All hail our new turkey leader,”
    etc etc etc

    • andycanuck

      Gobble, gobble, gobble!
      Gobble, gobble, gobble!

  • Clinton

    It needs more cowbell.

    • Frau Katze

      The costumes are a hoot.

  • tom_billesley

    An oath of allegiance to a person rather than to a constitution.
    Now where did that idea come from?

    • Martin B

      Yup, third-rate Hitler impersonator. I hope this ends with Erdogan blowing his brains out in a bunker while the New Turkey collapses all around him.

      • Frau Katze

        He’s likely not stupid enough to get into a war. Note how cautious he has been with Syria. Quietly letting jihadis through (until the recent complaints from other govts).

        • Norman_In_New_York

          Ottoman sultans prided themselves on their military prowess. Erdogan has talked the talk for more than ten years, but he has yet to walk the walk.

  • Surele Surele

    “Our leader”… fantastic! That brings to mind another fantastic leader of a fantastic failure of a country.

  • Minicapt
  • ntt1

    looks like the turks are out to give the Norks a run for their money in the stupid hats department

  • Pontifex Maximus