Inside Erdogan's Ongoing War on Belly Dancers, K-pop Stars and Netflix

There’s nothing new about Erdogan’s control over media outlets in his country. What is less well known is the regime’s attacks against artists, musicians and even belly dancers

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“The stronger you are in the realms of culture and art, the more you can direct and manage your surroundings. It’s a fact that the most powerful weapons of those who rule the global system are the tools of culture,” asserted Turkish President Recep Tayyiip Erdogan at an arts awards ceremony, in December.

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