The Turkish pianist

The Turkish pianist


Once again international attention has been focused on the freedom of expression in Turkey. In the wake of the high-profile cases against Nobel prizewinner Orhan Pamuk and novelist Elif Şafak, the turn has now come to concert pianist Fazıl Say, who is accused of violating Article 216 of the Turkish Penal Code. This article stipulates that any person who openly denigrates the religious beliefs of a group shall be punished with imprisonment from six months to one year if the act is conducive to...


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