Turkey: Amid Islamic Revival, What Right to Freedom from Religion?

Say’s conviction signals a turn away from freedom of expression in Turkey, observers say. (Photo:

The recent conviction of Turkish virtuoso pianist Fazil Say on charges of blasphemy is sending a troubling message to secular Turks that the Turkish government values religious expression only if it conforms to authorities’ views on religion.

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Dorian Jones is a freelance reporter based in Istanbul.

Turkey: Amid Islamic Revival, What Right to Freedom from Religion?

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