Ömür Varol, a TV commentator from the pro-gov’t Beyaz TV argued on Friday that due to its lyrics and name, Turkey’s iconic pop singer Sezen Aksu’s newest song “Manifesto” could have been calling for a second coup attempt in the upcoming autumn season.

According to Varol, the song “Manifesto” (Manifest) reminds the word “memorandum,” which is generally issued by the military officers in the aftermath of a military coup.

During a live TV Show on Friday, Varol also analyzed the lyrics and clip belonging to the song.

The TV commentator mostly focused on these two lines: “the wind is blowing backwards again, oh we have a harsh autumn ahead of us,” and then claimed that the singer may be signaling a second coup attempt in the upcoming autumn session.

Here is the English translation of Sezen Aksu’s Manifest:

Why everyone’s so serious

Unread books but hardback

Straight, straight faced people

Locked deep down their hearts

 

Neither a smile nor a good morning

Naturally there are lots of cases on the 3rd page

All the news are breaking news, shock, shock

Life despite everything right now

 

To make them say that we’re alive

To make them love us much

Oof

 

Lol lol

Come on come here party party

Lol lol

Come on bring love to heel, love love

Lol lol

Come on why is this war, war

Long live life

That’s the manifest

 

The wind is blowing backwards again

Oh we have a harsh autumn ahead of us

Oof

 

Lol lol

Come on come here party party

Lol lol

Come on bring love to heel, love love

Lol lol

Come on why is this war, war

Long live life

That’s the manifest

 

Why everyone’s so serious

Unread books but hardback

Straight, straight faced people

Locked deep down their hearts

 

The game garden inside of us

It has neither decorated nor painted nor it has a mask

Come on close your eyes and dream on

Lala lala a scene of a funfair

 

The wind is blowing backwards again

Oh we have a harsh autumn ahead of us

Oof

 

Lol lol

Come on come here party party

Lol lol

Come on bring love to heel, love love

Lol lol

Come on why is this war, war

Long live life

That’s the manifest!

This is not the first time a singer is accused of composing a “coup song.” Columnist Bayram Zilan from the pro-government Milat daily argued in Oct. 2016 that Turkey’s iconic pop singer Tarkan’s song “Cuppa” could have been composed for the July 15 coup attempt, saying that the song’s name would have been changed from “Cuppa” to “Cunta,” a Turkish word that corresponds to “junta, if the coup attempt had been successful.”

“The fact that a composer like Sezen Aksu, whose songs tug at our heartstrings, comes up with this sort of hollow song is a bit strange. Yet, what is even stranger is that this song was released one day before the coup attempt, July 14. Don’t you think it is a bit strange for a person like Sezen Aksu coming up with this sort of cheap song? Don’t you think that it’s a bit strange that a megastar like Tarkan, who turns down tens of lyrics offered him by many composers, sings this hollow song?” Zilan wrote in his column.

 

“İf the coup had been successful, would the Fethullahist junta have turned the word ‘Cuppa’ into ‘Cunta’ [Junta] and then used the song as a ‘coup song’? Why was this song released on July 14 and not on July 15, 16, or 18? Sezen Aksu and Tarkan need to answer these questions,” Zilan wrote.

Tarkan’s “Cuppa” was composed by singer, songwriter and producer Sezen Aksu, who has sold over 40 million albums worldwide.

Here is the English translation of Tarkan’s “Cuppa”:

Hey everybody

Get up get up get up, come on don’t stop

Hey hey everybody

Hey hey hey

 

Don’t turn on the TV

Don’t look at the phone, either

How pathetic, how ridiculous

Just like it was the apocalypse

 

Everything is for sale

Roughness in hearts

Sleeping around

People are on flow

 

Cuppa cuppa cuppa

Cuppa and cuppa cuppa

Screaming and shouting out loud

Dance till the morning (x2)

 

Hey everybody

Get up get up get up, come on don’t stop

Hey hey everybody

Hey hey hey hey

 

Don’t step back, back (x6)

 

We are born to this system

Everybody upsets everybody else

Is that so? It’s not our business

A lot of swearing

 

Everyone breaks the other’s heart

For once, ask the one who resents it

Why is it that some go this way and some go that way

Everyone is on the run

 

Cuppa cuppa cuppa

Cuppa and cuppa cuppa

Screaming and shouting out loud

Dance till the morning (x2)

 

Hey everybody

Get up get up get up, come on don’t stop

Hey hey everybody

Hey hey hey hey

 

Don’t step back, back (x6)

 

There is no remedy for this, we will burn, too

We will get fooled by someone, too

(But) first, we will get down and more down

Of course we will get ourselves air, too (x2)

 

Cuppa cuppa cuppa

Cuppa and cuppa cuppa

Screaming and shouting out loud

Dance till the morning (x4)

 

Hey everybody

Get up get up get up, come on don’t stop

Hey hey everybody

Hey hey hey hey (x2).

 

 

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