Turkey arts under pressure from conservative gov't
SELCAN HACAOGLU, Associated Press
Updated 12:17 p.m., Wednesday, May 2, 2012
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — In a recent play in Turkey, two actors wore trench coats in their role 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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