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April 15, 2013 11:34 am

Renowned Turkish Pianist Sentenced for “Insulting Islam”

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Turkish pianist Fazil Say. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Times of Israel- A Turkish court on Monday convicted top Turkish pianist and composer Fazil Say of denigrating religion through comments he made on Twitter and handed down a 10-month suspended prison sentence, his lawyer said.

The 43-year-old musician who has played with the New York Philharmonic, the Berlin Symphony and other world orchestras was on trial for sending tweets last year, including one that joked about a religious leader and some Islamic practices.

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