Slideshow: The Turkey Coup Attempt

by    /  August 18, 2016  / 1 Comment

On July 16, 2016, a faction of Turkey’s army attempted to seize power from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In the course of a single night, soldiers raided television stations, protesters were shot at, and explosions were heard in Istanbul and Ankara. The Turkish government has arrested at least 6,000 people in the aftermath of the coup, including journalists, soldiers, and judges. ICORN writer Asli Erdogan was reportedly arrested yesterday.

Sampsonia Way presents a roundup of cartoons created in response to the Turkey coup.

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One Comment on "Slideshow: The Turkey Coup Attempt"

  1. Tarik Günersel August 26, 2016 at 5:28 am ·

    I hope to see some cartoons about Fethullah Gülen, who was ‘allegedly’ behind the coup attempt. Gülen’s international PR has been better than that of Erdogan.

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