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Turkey: Kurdish singer detained in airport, later released

19 March 2015

Hozan Kawa, a Kurdish musician who flew from Cologne in Germany to İstanbul in Turkey to join celebrations for the Nevruz festival, was detained at İstanbul Atatürk Airport on 16 March 2015 and then released the following day. The 43-year-old musician was taken to the police station at the airport …

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Turkey: Broadcasters fined for airing music video scenes of sexuality

27 January 2015

The Turkish Supreme Board of Radio and Television (RTÜK) has fined two music tv channels for airing music videos with scenes of sexuality, reported Hurriyet Daily News. RTÜK fined Genç TV for broadcasting the music video of Elliphant’s song ‘One More’, which features a scene of two women kissing. RTÜK …

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Turkey: Government reported to the UN Council on Human Rights

27 January 2015

Artists, activists and journalists respond to Turkey’s presentation to the UN Council on Human Rights Universal Periodic Review   On 27 January 2015, Bülent Arinç, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey, delivered a report on the state of human rights in Turkey to the United Nations Council on Human Rights. Arinç, …

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Turkey: Charges against musician of insult to prime minister

21 January 2015

On 16 January 2015 an investigation was opened against folk music artist Kutsal Evcimen because of insulting prime minister of the time, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, with the folk song ‘Satın Eşek Sıpaları’ which he sang – and with a short speech he made – during Malatya 11th International Arguvan Folk Music Festival. …

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Freemuse co-hosts UN Universal Periodic Review session on Turkey

20 January 2015

Freemuse and several Turkish partners are hosting a joint event in Istanbul, Turkey, on 27 January 2015 for artists and freedom of expression activists and media. The participants will watch a live web-cast from the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva as it reviews the human rights situation in …

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Turkey: Tv-drama and theatre directors arrested in crackdown

15 December 2014

“Scores of media figures” were detained in a police raid on 14 December 2014, reported Hurriyet Daily News. Tv-drama producer Salih Asan, director Engin Koç and scriptwriter Makbule Çam Alemdağ were among the detained. Salih Asan was the producer of a controversial tv-drama called ‘Şefkat Tepe’ (literally translated as ‘Affection …

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