Losing the culture wars, Islamists begin to ban festivals, imprison pop stars…

U.S. concerned about judicial harassment after Turkish pop star’s arrest | Reuters

WASHINGTON/ISTANBUL, Aug 27 (Reuters) – The United States said it remained concerned about Turkey’s censorship of free speech, and women’s groups .

Three music festivals have been banned in the country since May. The opposition-led Fethiye Municipality said it will take legal action against the ban.
One of Türkiye’s longest-running rock festivals banned ‘to protect public security’

The Zeytinli Rock Festival has become the latest example of the increasing bans on concerts and festivals over the past couple

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