This campaign has been created to support an internationally known Turkish pianist and composer who has been charged with insulting Islamic religious values in comments he made on Twitter. A court in Istanbul today approved charges against Fazil Say, who has played piano with the New York Philharmonic, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, National Orchestra of France, and Tokyo Symphony. Mr Say has served as a culture ambassador for the European Union. The trial will be held on October 18. He could face one and a half years in prison if he is convicted.
Our aim is to take a global attention to this inconvenient situation and bring people together to stop the lack of “Freedom of Expression”.