World Bulletin / News Desk
A movie presented at a former Ottoman mosque in Greece’s Thessaloniki has angered Muslims and drawn criticism from Turkey because of its erotic content.
The film was shown as part of a film festival at the former Alatza Imaret mosque, now known as the Thessaloniki Biennial. Although the building is no longer used as a mosque, local Muslims from the Eastern Macedonia-Thracian Muslims Education and Culture Association were outraged after the film, which contains erotic scenes of the French actress Laetitia Casta, "Nimfea," was projected in the ancient mosque.
Complaints from the local Muslims as well as Turkish tourists who had been in town during the Eid celebrations were sent to the Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Butaris, prompting the authorities to cease its presentation.
The Turkish Ambassador to Greece, Kerim Uras, as well as the Thessaloniki ambassador Turgrul Biltekin, also expressed their displeasure at the film being shown in the former mosque and requested its removal.Last Mod: 22 Ekim 2013, 14:43