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Turkish Filmmakers Face Increasing Political Pressure

Turkish filmmakers have been making the rounds at international film festivals with great success. At the Venice Film Festival this month, a Turkish director again picked up a couple of awards. That follows a Turkish film winning the top award at this year’s Cannes festival. But back at home all is not well, with the Islamist-rooted government accused of increasingly interfering with and intimidating filmmakers. At this month’s Venice Film Festival, director Kaan Müjdeci won the...

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