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Erdoğan v Kart

Erdoğan v Kart

By Terry Mosher(Aislin) 26/10/2014 21:35

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.

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Cat Walk!

Cat Walk!

By Hassan Bleibel 26/10/2014 21:15

Erdoğan’s sensitivity towards cartoonists is not a new phenomenon: in 2005, he demanded compensation from the satirical magazine Penguen after its cartoonist depicted him as a frog, camel, monkey, snake, duck and an elephant. Musa Kart himself was successfully sued in 2005 for drawing the president as a cat.

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The big turkey

The big turkey

By Steve Greenberg 24/10/2014 15:05

Erdoğan’s sensitivity towards cartoonists is not a new phenomenon: in 2005, he demanded compensation from the satirical magazine Penguen after its cartoonist depicted him as a frog, camel, monkey, snake, duck and an elephant. Musa Kart himself was successfully sued in 2005 for drawing the president as a cat.

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Die of free Journalisem in Turkey

Die of free Journalisem in Turkey

By Bernard Bouton 24/10/2014 08:42

In Thursday's hearing of the trial against Kart, which was handled by the İstanbul 2nd Criminal Court of First Instance, the artist said in his defense: “Yes, I drew it [the cartoon] but I did not mean to insult.

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Cartoonist Musa Kart acquitted in case filed by Erdoğan

Cartoonist Musa Kart acquitted in case filed by Erdoğan

By Hassan Bleibel 24/10/2014 08:26

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.

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Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi share Nobel Peace Prize

Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi share Nobel Peace Prize

By Bob Englehart 11/10/2014 12:49

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to India's Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai for their struggles against the suppression of children and for young people's rights, including the right to education.Thorbjorn Jagland, chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, said, "Children must go to school, not be financially exploited."

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Americans believe wealth gap is growing

Americans believe wealth gap is growing

By John Darkow 26/01/2014 11:10

Americans across both parties see a growing chasm between the wealthiest and the rest of the country, according to a Pew Research/USA Today poll released Thursday. But opinions on inequality's causes, and its ideal solutions, are often filtered through a partisan lens, with Democrats in favor of government intervention and Republicans skeptical of programs aiding the poor.

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Iran should meet 4 demands for nuclear deal

Iran should meet 4 demands for nuclear deal

By Abbas Goodarzi 19/11/2013 12:30

French President Francois Hollande says Iran should meet four demands to reach an agreement over its nuclear energy program in the upcoming talks with the world six major powers in Geneva.

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Peace talks essential:What Malala knows that Obama doesn't

Peace talks essential:What Malala knows that Obama doesn't

By Stephff 13/10/2013 09:04

Malala Yousafzai, the sixteen-year-old girl shot in the head by Taliban members in her native Pakistan for speaking out for women's right to education, is calling out the US government and her own for refusing to do what seems obvious to her: hold peace talks.

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Is Hillary Clinton Our Only Chance for a Woman President?

Is Hillary Clinton Our Only Chance for a Woman President?

By Ed Gamble 29/09/2013 08:50

Women are denied, they are neglected, even in the developed countries, where they are not given the opportunity to move forward and be what they want, Malala Yousafzai, the brave sixteen-year-old whom the Taliban tried to assassinate, and almost did, said at the Clinton Global Initiative summit this week.

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US assures Israel on Syria’s CW

US assures Israel on Syria’s CW

By Mohammad Ali Rajabi 16/09/2013 19:50

The US’ top diplomat John Kerry has assured its staunch ally in the Middle East, Israel, that the deal Washington and Moscow reached over Syria's chemical weapons is capable of removing its chemical weapons.

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Kerry briefs US allies on Syria deal with Russia

Kerry briefs US allies on Syria deal with Russia

By Enrico Bertuccioli 16/09/2013 19:27

US Secretary of State John Kerry met with top diplomats from France and Britain in Paris on Monday to brief them on a deal he reached with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov two days earlier over Syria’s chemical weapons.

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Air-conditioning: For better or worse

Air-conditioning: For better or worse

By 26/08/2013 09:33

When I arrived in Algiers a few weeks ago for a family vacation, two things struck me: The huge increase in the number of cars and the proliferation of air-conditioning units sticking (mostly wildly) out of houses and buildings.

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Hillary Clinton is winning the name game for the 2016 presidential election

Hillary Clinton is winning the name game for the 2016 presidential election

By Darryl Barksdale 24/08/2013 21:11

A slow August in political news has created a vacuum that the press and pundits are filling with Clinton-watch: the guessing game as to whether Hillary Rodham Clinton is running for president in 2016, when she might announce and what effect her proto-campaign is having on President Obama’s ability to govern.

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