Asim’s Generation: Alcohol festival cannot be accepted
ADANA - Asimin Generation Association underlined that the raki (alcoholic drink) festival is a way of seducing young people hence it should not be allowed.
Asim’s Generation Culture and Arts Association underlined that the planned raki festival in Adana should not be allowed as it seduces young people to drink alcohol.
Asims’ Generation Associasion leader Haci Ali Dogan noted that some Social media and news websites have published that a “Raki Festival” is due to take place on December 12-13 in Adana. Ali Dogan underlined that it is illegal to advertise alcohol itself and they are publicly stimulating under the cover of a festival.
Dogan also underlined that organising such festival is illegal, “Drugs and alcoholic drinks are banned in our constitution and it is forbidden in terms of religion and international principles. As it causes harmful addictions it must be kept away from young people.”
“An alcohol festival next to historic Ulu Mosque cannot be accepted”
Dogan condemned the idea of organising an alcohol festival in Adana where atmosphere of moral values is kept at a high level, “It is very signicant to note that they aim to do this festival near a historic mosque and a religious school. Such event had taken place in the past which resulted in nasty frames.”
“Councils should not support events that seduce the society”
“The press has spoken about how Adana Council had provided logistic support to the previous event which was held last year. This doubles the severity of the situation. We hope that the council will not repeat the same mistake of supporting this nasty event,” said Dogan.
“Young people are attracted to have harmful addictions”
“Our effort as well as other civil society organisations is still not enough to abandon such events. It is very unfortunate for the future young generations that such event will be held in Adana which encourages young people to get addicted to harmful habits.”
“This accursed event should be prevented”
“Government authorities and everyone else should take up the responsibility of preventing such event from repeating as it prevents a healthy development and it attempts to abandon a smart generation.” (ILKHA)