TEHRAN –(Iranart)- The Music Office of Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance has denied Turkish pop singer Ilyas Yalcintas permission to perform any concerts on Kish Island.
In a post published on his Facebook in late May, Yalcintas announced that he had obtained permission from the Iranian government to perform concerts on the southern Iranian island on July 4 and 5.
Meanwhile, Exir Novin, a Tehran-based advertising agency that is the organizer of the concerts confirmed Yalcintas’ remarks.
However, in a press release published on Saturday, the Music Office said that it has rejected Exir Novin’s application for Yalcintas concerts on Kish since the concert program is not compatible with the cultural standards of the country.
Yalcintas is popular in Iran for songs like “Icimdeki Duman”, “Yagmur” and “Gel Be Gökyüzüm”.
Earlier in May 2017, he was in Iran to perform concerts across Iran. However, the concerts were canceled allegedly for security measures arranged for the Iranian presidential election.