Athena is a Turkish rock- and skaband, formed in 1987 around the twin brothers Gökhan and Hakan Özoğuz. They released a trash metal album in 1993, but their second album was in the ska style. They performed on newyearsday 2000 at the Taksim Square and were part of the Beastie Boys’ show in Germany. In 2004. they represented Turkey in the Eurovision Song Contest. In 2012, they opened for the Red Hot Chili Peppers in Turkey. In 2016 they released a controversial video in which they criticized the prejudices against transgenders.