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Turkish artist draws attention to the disappeared

By Dorian Jones

Turkish artist Anil Olcan spent a year finding images of Turkey’s “disappeared” people in order to exhibit them as a way of marking that they existed. Rights groups say most of the people in question disappeared during the 1990s as part of the Turkish State's war against Kurdish separatists. Some see art as a way of helping people see what might otherwise just be abstract facts and policies.

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