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Pianist Say voices worry on freedoms
World-renowned Turkish pianist Fazıl Say, recently sentenced to 10 months in prison for blasphemy, voiced his worries over the pressures on freedom of speech, in a video statement screened at a meeting organized by the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) in Istanbul on May 23.
“We have been going through a harsh period in Turkey, as those trying to gain power through the exploitation of religion oppress the people. It is worrisome for all of us as a particularly powerful ruling party makes politics over the religion and sets aside people,” said Say in his video statement.