Arts in Turkey under pressure from conservative government
Posted: 05/06/2012 01:00:00 AM MDT
By Selcan Hacaoglu
The Associated Press
ANKARA, Turkey — In a recent play in Turkey, two actors wore trench coats in their roles as assassins posing as perverts planning to flash girls near a school.
The scene and its themes of nudity and sexual depravity are at the center of a debate over freedom of expression in Turkish arts, where the Islamic-rooted ruling party has become increasingly critical of plays and television shows deemed to violate moral or religious values.
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