Turkey’s Erdogan makes peace with errant pianistmain
The authoritarian Turkish president attended a Friday concert in Ankara by the international pianist Fazil Say, whom he had previously caused to be put on trial for blasphemy.
Say, 49, an out-Tweeting atheist, was acquitted.
Erdogan called the pianist last summer with condolences after his mother’s death and has now restored him to the heart of Turkey’s cultural activity.
Mr and Mrs Erdogan at Friday’s concert