Istanbul authorities ban Kurdish-language play

Turkish authorities have banned a Kurdish-language play that was due to open Tuesday in Istanbul’s municipal theatre for the first time in its 106-year history, organisers toldAFP.”Beru”, a Kurdish adaptation of Dario Fo’s “Trumpets and Raspberries” was included in the October programme of the Istanbul Municipality City Theatre, to much fanfare.The city theatre is run by the opposition CHP municipality, a secular party.Fo’s work as a playwright and satirist was honoured in 1997 with the Nobel Literature Prize. But in a statement seen by AFP, authorities said the play had been banned because of…

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