A theater play, titled “Just Dictator,” by Turkish actor Baris Atay was denied permission to use a theater hall in the city center due to its content.

Planned to be staged at the Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar Cultural Center on Jan 12, the play was deemed inappropriate by the Artvin Special Provincial Administation.

Atay defied the lack of permission by the local administrations and tweeted Jan 9 that he is “going to meet with his audience despite all barriers.”