Update: the Deep Purple concert on May 24 are included in the Near East University’s 25th anniversary and is preparing to accommodate tens of thousands of fans who will flock to the concert. NEU say they build a park that covers 220,000 square feet to hold the event and the scene will be 1250 square meters. There are plans to construct a massive tent area and several food and drink stalls will be provided. 200 toilets will be built, and thousands of trees will be planted in the new park. They added that the total cost of the University’s new park and the concert is about 3 million TL.
In response to a question from the Turkish Cypriot newspaper Kibris Postasi, whether Greek Cypriots measures to stop the concert has been said, Murat Tuzunkan, NEU Secretary General: “In the time when peace negotiations are ongoing and we are all hoping for a solution, be a rock concert, which is not a political event, uniting people. Music is a universal language and should not be regarded as a threat to anything, we invite everyone to participate. The concert will be free for all people who come from Cyprus. This concert can be seen as a confidence-building measure and gesture that shows that we can be united by the universal spirit of music. ”
The university also announced that charter flights will be organized for all, from the rest of the world, if they want to come to the concert. Deep Purple band will fly to Cyprus on NEU’s private jet.
Previously published: Ian Gillan, frontman for “Deep Purple” band will perform at the Near East University in Nicosia on May 24
After the inevitable resurrection of the band’s decision to secede in the unrecognized TRNC, Ian has written a letter on his own website “Caramba!” where he goes out and says he does not intend to take sides. He says the band has performed all over the world, and he would not be willing to choose sides in the Cyprus dispute. Ian explained that historically, the band has always firmly: “To behave everywhere we are invited, regardless of local problems / conflicts, wars, earthquakes, riots, typhoons, strikes, riots, gun-fire and so on.”
Ian concluded: “And the same should apply to Cyprus, irrespective of the gap.
And I might add that our past, many visits to Turkey and Greece have been fantastic. I personally have friends in both countries.
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