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AAEC statement on Musa Kart

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists’ statement on Musa Kart and the oppression of journalists in Turkey

The oft-repeated statement “an attack on one of us is an attack on all of us” applies to political cartoonists worldwide after Turkish cartoonist Musa Kart was sentenced to prison. Why should Americans care about the fate of a satirist who mocked his president in a country half way around the world? Because it can happen here.

It wasn’t that long ago Turkey was a beacon of democracy…

Full statement at AAEC site.

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Cartoon by Dr. Jack & Curtis from Eyewitness News

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