Quantcast

Tag Archive: Fazil Say

Sep 21 2013

We are not proud of Turkey. Not anymore.

image

Once upon a time, we were proud of Turkey for its secular ideas. We used to read a poem that was in our syllabus. The great Bengali poet Kazi Nazrul Islam wrote a poem congratulating Turkey’s great leader Mustafa Kemal for dismantling the Turkish caliphate and the powerful Khilafat movement. ‘Oi ksepechhey pagli ma-er damal …

Continue reading »

Apr 17 2013

The world is changed.

The world is changed. We sane people get harassed, arrested, jailed, killed not because of our big books anymore but for our facebook or twitter one-liners. Fazil Say, a Turkish pianist, is sentenced to prison for a tweet. In one tweet, Fazil Say joked about Azan, a call to prayer that he said lasted only …

Continue reading »