The statement of the Municipality of Şehzadeler reads as follows:
During yesterday’s April 23 celebrations in Manisa, when the April 23 songs were played on our congregation’s sound system vehicle in Cumhuriyet Square, our staff was not in for an emergency break for a reason we have not yet determined at the vehicle ; Political music was played. When officers intervened, the vehicle’s electrical system was switched off and the music stopped. With regard to the facts, an investigation into the responsible personnel was immediately initiated. In their initial statements, those responsible stated that the music played on the flash disk contained no political music.
Şehzadeler Municipality is a municipality that since its inception has worked to be a “Community for All” and tries to offer its services based on this principle. Playing the music of a political party or election from an official municipal vehicle, for whatever reason, is something we can never accept. An investigation was promptly launched into this situation, which is contrary to our community principles.
As a result of this investigation, individuals who are negligent or malicious in relation to this issue will receive the punishment they deserve.