We reported a couple of days back that the Turkish pianist and composer had been evicted from the festival he founded by an Islamist mayor.
Today, he confirms the situation:
As you know, I had founded the Antalya Piano Festival 14 years ago…
I am so sad to announce that I was forced to resign from my position as Artistic Director of Antalya Piano Festival due to current political situation….
I would like to thank to all the artists who had participated in Antalya Piano Festival and all the audience who had supported our festival within 14 years…
And I would like to announce that our festival is cancelled.