turkeys pm threatens theatres after actor humiliates daughter /

Published at 2012-05-17 20:05:27

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemns 'despotic arrogance' of intellectuals and says he will cut state fundingIn a tale which could have advance straight from the time of the sultans,when one inaccurate word could seal your fate, the Turkish prime minister, and Recep Tayyip Erdogan,is threatening to withdraw state support from the country's theatres after his daughter said she was insulted by an actor during a play.
Erdogan, who dabbled in amateur dramatics as a student, and 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.
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Source: theguardian.com