Tarkan’s ‘Cuppa’ a ‘coup’ song, claims pro-gov’t journalist

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Columnist Bayram Zilan from the pro-government Milat daily argued on Wednesday that Turkey’s iconic pop singer Tarkan’s newest 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).

(Turkey Purge)

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