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Censorship Leads to Cancellation of Istanbul Film Fest

Numerous filmmakers have withdrawn their films from the Istanbul Film Festival due to a deepening disagreement regarding government censorship.  The government is accused of forcing the festival organizers to withdraw a Kurdish documentary.  The controversy has resulted in all festival competitions being cancelled.   At a time of peace efforts between the government and the Kurdish rebel group the PKK, the documentary Bakir was widely seen as one of the most anticipated...

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