Turkish Cypriot daily in trouble over vulgar Erdogan cartoon

first_imgTurkey’s Deputy Prime Minister responsible for Cyprus Affairs Recep Akdag, called on ‘prosecutors’ in the north to bring to justice Turkish Cypriot daily Afrika for publishing an ‘insulting’ cartoon depicting a Greek statue urinating on the head of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, it was reported on Monday.Afrika found itself in hot water after publishing the cartoon, which originally appeared in a Greek newspaper, last Thursday during the Turkish president’s official visit in Athens last week. Afrika posted the cartoon under the title “Through Greek eyes”.Speaking to Anadolu agency, Akdag condemned the sketch as ‘shameful, dishonourable and vulgar’.“Those who did this will be asked to answer to the justice. I will personally do my utmost for this immorality on behalf of the Turkish Cypriot people to be punished,” Akdag said.Akdag also criticised Afrika and its columnists for lacking ‘national spirit’ and for writing not on behalf of the Turkish nation but rather “expressing the voice of the Greek Cypriots”.“Those who did this should definitely pay the price and be brought to justice,” Akdag said.This immorality and indecency, he said, was targeted not only against President Erdogan but also against the entire Turkish nation.The sketch reportedly drew the ire of representatives of the Turkish ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) as well as members of the Turkish Cypriot Revival Party, backed by Turkish nationals living in the north, who protested outside Afrika’s headquarters and placed a black wreath at the daily’s main entrance.Reactions from politicians in the north varied with some supporting the publication and others condemning it.  You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img

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