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Gezi Party

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arte yourope 7.12.2013 Autor: Sabine Küper-Büsch / Thomas Büsch Anfang 2013 wurde der Istanbuler Gezi-Park zum Symbol der türkischen Protestbewegung gegen den autoritären Staatschef Erdogan. Auf bislang ungekannte Weise begehrte eine breite bürgerliche Schicht gegen Korruption, Willkür und Umweltzerstörung in der Türkei auf. Doch im Herbst wurde es ruhig um die Bewegung. Damit der Geist […]

Cultural Battle in Istanbul

Thomas Büsch
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6 Min., arte – metropolis, 22.6.2013 Burning barricades, policemen with truncheons, tear gas, steam and countless injured protesters: Images of the protests around the Taksim Square and Gezi Park in Istanbul, went around the world. But what is behind the uprisin?

Double Take – The Mardin Biennial

Thomas Büsch
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6 Min., 3sat – Kulturzeit, 4.10.2012 The Mardin Biennial is a unique opportunity to work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds in the heart of a historically rich region. Deriving from the richness of the city in terms of its architectural, historical, and cultural layering, the Mardin Biennial creates a new path by interweaving […]

Youth Power – Friendship on Cyprus

Thomas Büsch
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5 Min., arte – yourope, 6.10.2012 Cyprus has been divided since 1974 – and Nicosia, the last divided capital in the world. The Youth Power program organized here friendship of young people from both parts of the island. The conflicts of the older generation should be eventually overcome through friendships among the youngsters.

Censorship in Turkey

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6 Min., arte – metropolis, 16.7.2012 Erdogan, who dabbled in amateur dramatics as a student, has a reputation for wearing his heart on his sleeve. But his tirades against “arrogant, alcoholic actors” and an arts establishment he claims holds ordinary people in contempt have shocked Turkey. Theatres cannot take government subsidies and then criticise the […]

Difficult Dialogue

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6 Min., 3sat – Kulturzeit, 16.1.2012 Armenia, France and Turkey End of December 2011, France passed a law stating that the denial be of the Armenian genocide should become punishable. This is a provocation to Turkey, where it is banned to this day to talk about the genocide of the Armenians at all. What is […]

Zenne Dancer

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5 Min., ARD – ttt, 20.11.2011 The movie Zenne Dancer by M.Caner Alper and Mehmet Binay is about discrimination and violence against homosexuals in Turkey. The movie Zenne with Ünal Silver tells the true story of a father who had murdered his son because of his homosexuality in 2008 in Istanbul. The program is about […]