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Turkish Prosecutors Question Pianist on Religion, Vatan Reports

May 16, 2012

Turkish prosecutors summoned pianist Fazil Say for questioning following comments about religion posted on Twitter, Vatan reported.

Say, who served as a European Union culture ambassador in 2008, testified yesterday after prosecutors received a complaint alleging that the pianist had incited public enmity and insulted religious values with comments posted on Twitter, according to the Istanbul-based newspaper.

To contact the reporter on this story: Emre Peker in Ankara at epeker2@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew J. Barden at barden@bloomberg.net


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