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August 8, 2006

Missed It: Turkey Cartoon Context

This summary article from last year (although it popped up today in a news search for some reason) points out that Turkey's court decisions against cartoonists haven't been limited to the Prime Minister filing suit against people that portray him as an animal. Apparently a cartoon collection of the strip Sunday Lovers by Metin Ustundag has been the subject of a court's ban on the grounds of "abusing the public's sexual feelings," although this new report lists the latest clearing of that book as a positive sign.

You can read the whole article for a lot of free press struggles-type context on what's going on in Turkey, although I'm pretty certain the "Batman penal court" mentioned right above the Ustundag note isn't what we all hope it might be.
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