The reactions of many of Turkish pop singers were not that cool, though. They were in contradiction with the known stance of the genuine artists in the world, who all speak out against war and the military-industrial complex.
I compiled some of the controversial tweets by three of those Turkish singers, each one followed by one of their music videos to put them into context:
Nihat Dogan (aka the Survivor):
"We need a foreign war to end the domestic war that we have. Syria has also got an internal strife, so we must use this opportunity and occupy Syria. Otherwise we should forget about (building) the New Ottoman (Empire)."
Erol Köse (aka the Doctor):
"Our sublime state shall make the best decision. Let's die bravely instead of living cowardly. If it's about the country, the rest is just details."
Atilla Tas (aka the Skim-Milk Cheese) (Yes!):
"Syria was once ours, so let's go and take it back. I'm a chauvinist. I want war. Don't be afraid of war. Those scumbags should pay for shooting our plane. I don't care much about possible casualties."
Now what can be said about these people?
They share some common features: They are all male, they are all pro-government, they are all populists, they are all ignorant (or behave so), they all produce horrible music. And the total number of their Twitter followers is more than 1.5 million.
But what else can be said?
I can't find the words...
I will just ask a rhetorical question again:
With singers like these who needs enemies?