Cartoonists all over the world have responded to the news that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called upon state prosecutors to put cartoonist Musa Kart on trial over a drawing published in February 2014. Kart faced over nine years in jail if convicted but happily the case was dismissed almost immediately after it opened on the 23rd of October 2014.
Cartoonist around the worlds should unite against suppression. / "Cumhuriyet daily Cartoonist Musa Kart has been cleared of charges that he had insulted President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan -- who was prime minister when Kart drew a picture of him during an infamous corruption investigation last year. "
The Turkish cartoonist Musa Kart was today acquitted of the charge of insulting the president Erdogan. However, the decision was appealed by a lawyer representing Erdogan, who ask for Kart a prison sentence of 10 months. This is a ridicolous claim. Evidently, Erdogan would like to see the Turkish justice as a hologram at his command.