Thursday, April 21, 2016

Erdoğan and The Penguin: Satire in Modern Turkey

Xin Fan from Mapping Daily Ridicule.

‘Tayyip World’ (2005) depicts different zoo animals with Erdogan faces. Penguen drew the cover to ridicule Erdogan’s (unsuccessful) suing of Musa Kart, a cartoonist with the Turkish daily newspaper Cumhurriyet, who had depicted him as a cat. Erdogan gave Penguen the same treatment, although the courts threw his second huff out a lot sooner.
A look at satire magazines in modern Turkey: why does Erdogan hate Penguins?

Major sources & references: Enis Dinç, ‘On the Limits of Oppositional Humor: The Turkish Political Context’, Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, Vol. 5 Issue 3 (2012), pp. 322–37;

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