June 10 2011
Turkish Fenerbahce FC gives up singing Armenian song `Zartnir, lao’
June 10, 2011 | 11:10
Supporters of Turkish football club Fenerbahce will no longer sing the
anthem to the music of the Armenian song `Zartnir, lao’ (Wake up, hero).
Fenerbahce fans found out that the music of the song is taken from the
song `Zartnir, lao,’ which contains anti-Turkish wordings, Sabah
The author of the anthem Hakan Yavuz said that they did not know that
it was an Armenian music. `Henceforth, we will not sing this song,’
Youth wing of web site broadcasted via YouTube a song, the melody of
which coincides with Armenian song Zartnir, lao (Wake up, hero).
Listen to song at