Müjde Ar supports Hülya Avşar

Müjde Ar supports Hülya Avşar

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Müjde Ar supports Hülya Avşar

Müjde Ar, last year’s jury president supports Hülya Avşar’s jury presidency.

Müjde Ar, a member of last year’s Golden Orange Festival jury has voiced support for Avşar’s jury presidency and said Avşar’s critics are making a big mistake and it is unfair to judge the popular entertainment personality so harshly, daily Hürriyet has reported.

Turkish director Barış Pirhasan has decided to replace one of the two festival jury members who resigned following the announcement of Hülya Avşar as jury president.

Festival coordinator Göksel Kumsal said July 26 that replacement jurors would be announced shortly as the controversy over Avşar’s presidency grows, according to daily Radikal.

“We will announce the new jury members next week,” Kumsal said. “The jury members were [originally] chosen over a five-month period, while Avşar’s jury presidency was revealed within a one-month period.”

Two members of this year’s Golden Orange Film Festival jury resigned from their posts a few hours after the organizing committee announced the full jury.

Turkish actor and comedian Levent Kırca’s withdrawal from the Golden Orange Film Festival jury followed Avşar being named the head of the jury, which was announced late last week before the full jury was disclosed.