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The musician, known for his eccentricities on stage, has pressed ahead with concerts and recitals in Turkey despite his legal woes. Last month, he played to a packed auditorium in Ankara where people without tickets were allowed to sit on the steps of the aisles, and received a standing ovation for the recital that included his own compositions influenced by a traditional Turkish string instrument as well as a jazzed-up rendition of Mozart.

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Fraser reported from Ankara, Turkey.