A purge of many actors
One of the most high-profile cases was the dismissal of popular actor Levent Üzümcü in 2015 over statements critical of the Justice and Development Party (AKP).
In Turkey’s performing arts, the President takes centre stage
The final curtain has not fallen on Turkey’s state opera and ballet company or its national theatre but these venerable institutions face an uncertain future.
Stories and projects
to get special perks