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Turkey's government wants refund for movie following LGBTQ controversy

The move is widely seen as a fresh episode of the culture war the government has been waging against the country’s artistic scene over critical opinions and queer content. 
A still from the Turkish film "Burning Days."

It is not often that a film causes major controversy before it is even released, but that is exactly what happened with award-winning Turkish director Emin Alper’s latest film "Burning Days." 

The surprising events have led to a debate in Turkey over artistic freedom, censorship and attacks against the LGBTQ community with the government demanding the funds it had provided to support the film.

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