Blasphemy Islam Offended Turkey

POST-SECULAR TURKEY: PIANIST’S TWEET LANDS HIM IN HOT SEAT………

 

And there are EU-drones who openly advocate for Turkish inclusion in Europe. Face it, Islamic democracy where liberal values reign….is an illusion.

Turkish pianist charged with insulting Islam

ANKARA, Turkey – A Turkish court on Friday formally charged an internationally known pianist and composer with insulting Islamic religious values in comments he made on Twitter.

The court in Istanbul voted to approve an indictment against Fazil Say, who has played piano with the New York Philharmonic, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, National Orchestra of France and Tokyo Symphony.

The 42-year-old Turk faces charges of inciting hatred and public enmity, and insulting “religious values.” Say, who has served as a culture ambassador for the European Union, allegedly mocked Islamic beliefs about paradise in April.

Meltem Akyol, a lawyer for Say, said the pianist has denied the charges. The trial will be held on Oct. 18, she said.

“We certainly do not accept the charges,” Akyol said by telephone on Friday. “He has stated in his initial testimony during the probe that he had no intention to humiliate any religion. He was basically criticizing those who are exploiting religion for profit.”

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