Turkey Trick or Treat

The treat is an opportunity to enter a cartoon competition.

In the modern world where violence and discrimination pose a threat to universal and ethical norms, a sense of tolerance is more important than ever. Cartoons are the main pillars of a society based on tolerance and common sense, and open to different ideas and faiths. The Ayd?n Do?an International Cartoon Competition has been organized based on this thought, and today is globally known as the “Academy Award of Cartoons”. The competition has been organized since 1983

37th Ayd?n Do?an International Cartoon Competition
Deadline: December 01, 2020 (Tuesday)
The Ayd?n Do?an International Cartoon Competition is organized every year in Turkey by the Ayd?n Do?an Foundation. The competition is open to professional and amateur cartoonists from all over the world.

One cartoon that will be selected among the cartoons that will be sent in the “Empowered Girls, Empowered Futures” category will receive a special award worth of 8.000 [$8,000] US dollars. For more information click here.

– “Empowered Girls, Empowered Futures” Award: 8,000 USD
– Winner: 8,000 USD and the Ayd?n Do?an Foundation Winner Award
– First Runner up: 3,500 USD and the Ayd?n Do?an Foundation First Runner up Award
– Second runner up: 1,500 USD and the Ayd?n Do?an Foundation Second Runner up Award
– Success Award: 500 USD and the Ayd?n Do?an Foundation Success Award

Details on participating here.


And the trick.

Elsewhere in Turkey, as in other overwhelmingly Muslim majority countries, anger toward France has risen over the reappearance of the infamous Prophet Mohammad cartoons and the tragic results that followed.

Further inflaming Turkey’s fury was the satirical Charlie Hebdo printing a cover cartoon featuring Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

“Charlie Hebdo just published a series of so-called cartoons full of despicable images purportedly of our President. We condemn this most disgusting effort by this publication to spread its cultural racism and hatred,” presidential spokesman Fahrettin Altun said on Twitter.

“The so-called caricatures are loathsome and they are devoid of any real sense of human decency. It’s clearly the product of a xenophobic, Islamophobic, and intolerant cultural environment the French leadership seems to want for their country,” Altun said.

The South China Morning Post explains: