Emir Kusturica: This week’s source of polarization

Ertuğrul Günay, Minister of Culture, joined the protest and did not attend the opening ceremony of Golden Orange film festival in Antalya. Mr. Kusturica talked to the press: “This country’s minister of culture is my enemy”. Well, as a friend of nationalist socialists in Serbia, a not unexpected discursive tone from Kusturica. However, there is definitely some hypocricy in the Kusturica case. He was invited to Turkey before and there was not such reaction before… Now mayor of Antalya is a notariously secularist guy and pro-AKP people are more than willing to attack him and thus the mayor…


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Turkey’s Golden Orange film fest opens with optimism, rock ‘n’ roll

from Hurriyet Dailynews
The Golden Orange Film Festival opens with a ceremony at Antalya?s Glass Pyramid and a dash of controversy. Bosnian-Serbian director Emir Kusturica, who was invited to participate in the festival as a jury member, comes under protest from a municipal council member and Culture Minister Ertuğrul Günay, who refused to attend the opening ceremony

Serbian director Emir Kusturica withdraws from Turkish film fest

from Hurriyet Dailynews
World famous Bosnia-Serbian director Emir Kusturica held a press conference at his hotel Sunday morning announcing his withdrawal from this year?s Golden Orange Film Festival jury, saying protests against his inclusion reflected ‘barbarism and primitiveness.’ (UPDATED)

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