The fourth edition of Cappadox festival opened on June 14, just one week before Turkey’s snap elections took place. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had brought forward the presidential and parliamentary polls, originally scheduled for November 2019, to consolidate his iron-fisted control, claiming uncertainties in Syria and Iraq as his impetus. Fulya Erdemci, curator of the festival’s contemporary art exhibition “Silence,” began the show’s

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