Prominent Turkish cartoonist Kaan Ertem dies at age 53

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.

CHP's suggestions for gov't collected in caricature album

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.

INTERVIEW: Özge Samancı on 'Dare to Disappoint: Growing up in Turkey'

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. 

Istanbul village heads file complaint over 'insulting' cartoon cover

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.

Versatile entertainer Cem Y?lmaz continues his game in his latest film

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.

How Islam (and Turkey) may be saved

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.

Turkey's three leading satirical mags publish common cover: Je suis Charlie

Turkey?s three leading satirical magazines, Leman, Penguen and Uykusuz, have opted for a common cover Jan. 15 in tribute of Charlie Hebdo, the French weekly targeted by a deadly attack last week that has been a source of inspiration for prominent Turkish cartoonists.

Turkish satire mag honors Charlie Hebdo with photo of Wolinski's mosque visit

The prominent Turkish satirical cartoon magazine Leman released a special issue in honor of Charlie Hebdo on Jan. 12, featuring on its cover a picture of killed cartoonist Wolinski drawing while wearing a taqiyah [Islamic skullcap] at Istanbul?s famed Eyüp Sultan Mosque.