Renowned Turkish cartoonist and scriptwriter Kaan Ertem died on June 8 at the age of 53 at his home in Istanbul.
"We lost our friend and beloved Kaan Ertem. Our condolences to his family, fans, readers and the world of humor," said a statement by LeMan, a Turkish satire magazine where the cartoonist worked for many years.
The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) has collected its 13 suggestions to the government over its economic policies as well as its nine questions directed to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in a caricature album, featuring caricatures drawn by Turkish satire magazine Leman's cartoonists.
Sometimes modest ideas can be deceptively sophisticated. Özge Samancı's graphic memoir, "Dare to Disappoint: Growing up in Turkey" is an ostensibly simple graphic memoir about growing up in a lower-middle class family in İzmir, her life at boarding school, and her later time studying maths at Istanbul's prestigious Bosphorus University.
The Istanbul Village Heads Solidarity Association has filed a criminal complaint against Turkish cartoon magazine Leman's management and one of its caricaturists over an "insulting" cover, which depicted a village head - allegedly drawn akin to jailed outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Öcalan - taking a selfie with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an.
There is something appealing for everyone in versatile Cem Y?lmaz's latest film that hit the theaters this week. Its name, "Ali Baba ve 7 Cüceler" (Ali Baba and the 7 Dwarfs), is a testament to that, a sure-footed approach for the film that plays to be a crowd-pleaser and laughter-guaranteed with the veteran comedian's trademark parodies.
The massacre of cartoonists coming on the top of vicious terrorism by Islamists has generated two responses among Muslims: 1) "The West asked for it! They deserve it!" 2) "This is not Islam! Islam is a religion of peace."
Let us take a look at these responses, which are sometimes articulated together. Then, let us think about how Islam came to this state and how it can get out of it.