The restriction is not related to the pandemic

During the coronavirus epidemic, restrictions were placed on night music applications. The Ministry of Interior announced that the ban on music was extended from 00.00 to 01.00 with a circular issued in the past days. Making a statement on the subject, Culture and Tourism Minister Ersoy said, “The issue should not be viewed only as a pandemic. There is also sound pollution. Restriction is a situation that is considered in general.”

One of the measures taken with the pandemic process in Turkey was the ban on live music. The music ban, which was taken to reduce social distance due to the epidemic, was determined as after 00.00. The normalization process has started on issues such as curfew, travel restriction, and masks. music banNo regulation was made. A change was made the previous day regarding the restriction that has been going on for about 2 years. The time limit has been moved from 00:00 to 01:00.


Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy made statements on the subject in the live broadcast he attended on Habertürk TV. Stating that the issue of music ban should be looked at broadly, Ersoy said, “Now, we need to look at that music-related issue broadly. As I said before, I am in favor of normalization, as I am a minister. I am talking about not going back to the pre-pandemic period. But when we approach the needs with the mind of the state, it is not only for the interests of one segment, but all segments.” and you have to protect your rights. You can’t do these things by defending the rights of only a group of people,” he said.


Underlining that the ban is not only about the pandemic, Ersoy said: “When you read the circular of the Ministry of Interior well, it is important to extend it from 12 to 1 o’clock, but it does not only talk about the extension, but also emphasizes the regulation of the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization. It is very, very important. In fact, by emphasizing this, he wants to emphasize some things in terms of combating sound pollution. The main problem begins here. It should not be viewed only as a pandemic. It is necessary to look at it as sound pollution as well.”

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