Times are turbulent in Turkey. Do the arts reflect the reality of thousands of refugees, terrorist attacks and the upcoming election? Will art imitate life at Istanbul's Bienali? Arts.21 visits Turkey's most important art show to find out!
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As journalists are arrested and democracy diminishes in Turkey, the Istanbul Biennial and Contemporary Istanbul art events won't be pulling any political punches. DW's Werner Bloch reports.
The shuttered Ataturk Cultural Center, which played a key role in the 2013 protests, will be demolished as part of the project. Erdogan compared the opera house's opponents to those who hinder the fight against terror.
Turkish authorities have banned the German LGBTI Film Days festival, citing public security concerns. The Ankara event, which is supported by the German Embassy, was to start on Thursday.
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