Turkey’s Embattled Political Cartoonists

Source:WSJ Date:13Aug2017

The grand Turkish tradition of political lampoons and caricatures is disappearing in the face of a changing media landscape and the country’s increasingly autocratic political life. “To write or draw something today is harder than in any other period,” said Tuncay Akgun, owner of the satirical weekly Leman, in a cartoon-plastered cafe beneath the magazine’s Istanbul offices.