Name: Diyarbakir National Education Directorate Cancels the Municipality City Theatre's Play.

Date:  1995 - 2005

Location:  Middle East and Caucasus

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion


Artist: Municipality City Theatre.

Confronting Bodies: Diyarbakir National Education Directorate.

Date of Action: January 2002

Specific Location: Diyarbakir, Turkey.

Description of Artwork: A play that confronts the negative effects of advertisements on children.

Description of Incident: Diyarbakir National Education Directorate hindered the play titled "Gozort" and performed by Municipality City Theatre in January on the allegations that "it was not a children's play". Metin Boran, art director of the theatre stated that the play talked about the negative effects of advertisements on children and the directorate had hindered their plays before.

Results of Incident: The play has been canceled.

Source: Human Rights Foundation of Turkey.

Submitted By: Peter Silverman NCAC

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