Turkish Cannes winner joins fight against domestic censorship

April 13, 2015 4:20 PM

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In a year when Turkey's film industry is winning unprecedented plaudits abroad, it's also battling censorship at home, prompting dozens of the nation's most prominent directors to boycott its main festival.

More than 100 filmmakers, including the most recent winner of Cannes's Palme d'Or, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, signed a letter on Sunday alleging censorship at the Istanbul Film Festival, the country's foremost showcase for film. The action came after programmers canceled the screening of "Bakur," or "North,...

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