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Turkey clamps down on Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil (Flickr: TBWABusted)

The Turkish customs authority has seized 23 trucks from the world renowned,  Cirque du Soleil, following a court ruling on Tuesday.

The ruling related to financial losses accrued due to a number of cancelled performances during the failed coup attempt on 15 July.

The Montreal-based Cirque had canceled some 40 shows during EXPO 2016 –  an international horticultural exposition in Antalya – due to Turkey's state of emergency. The EXPO 2016 said that it lost more than $5 million as a result.

Harun Guzel, the Cultural Programs Editor for EXPO 2016 said Cirque du Soleil unfairly canceled the contract.

 

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