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Bianet: Fazil Say “I signed the letter because I agreed with its message”

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İstanbul – BIA News Desk Pianist Fazıl Say, signer of a letter in The Times by 30 intellectuals regarding Gezi Resistance, made a statement backing his decision to sign the letter – a declaration that AKP Vice Chairperson Hüseyin Çelik claimed to be “arrogant”. “This letter was meant to give a message. I was approached to sign the letter. I [...] → Read the full article…

BBC News: Turkish PM Erdogan threatens to sue Times over open letter


Turkey’s prime minister has threatened legal action against a UK newspaper for publishing an open letter criticising his handling of recent protests. Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the Times of “renting out its pages for money”. Hollywood celebrities and academics were among those who signed the letter this week accusing Turkey’s government of “dictatorial rule”. A row over a park in [...] → Read the full article…