Semih Poroy: Life under emergency rule
A cartoonist for the daily Cumhuriyet shares his take on life in Turkey under emergency rule.
28 Mar 17
Turkey: Life under emergency rule

Turkey: Life under emergency rule by Semih Poroy

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In 1988 he became a full-time member of the daily Cumhuriyet, to which he had been submitting as a freelancer since 1977. His comic strip Harbi has been running in this newspaper since 1989. For the last ten years he has been drawing the full-page Feklavye, a satire of the literary world, for Cumhuriyet’s book supplement.

In addition to many articles on cartoons and humour published in art and culture periodicals, Poroy has five published cartoon collections (the last ones in 2008: Feklavye and Ohne Worte).

Poroy was elected as the chairman of the Cartoonists Society of Turkey in 1984 at the national cartoonists congress.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

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By Semih Poroy

Semih Poroy is a Turkish cartoonist whose works first appeared in Akbaba, Turkey’s oldest humour magazine, in 1975. He works for the Turkish daily newspaper Cumhuriyet and has released several books of cartoons.