Pianist Fazıl Say’s show disrupted by a man with a cleaver

The guy with a cleaver, threatening the arts center

The incident happened in the Ahmet Adnan Saygun Center of Arts in Izmir.

An unknown indiviudal showed up in front of the building, with a cleaver in hand. The man repeatedly yelled “Allahuakbar”, and demanded the world famous pianist Fazıl Say to end his show immediately. He was subdued by the private security. The attacker was later detained by the police.

Fazıl Say is well known for opposing the ruling AKP’s conservative policies, and regularly attracts heat for it.

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