I have received 62 cartoons from 22 cartoonists so far for the project to support children victimised by Law on Struggle Against Terrorism. The event is still on?
by Cem Koç
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Minister of Women and family Selma Aliye Kavaf
PHOTO from Hurriyet
Minister of Family and Women Selma Aliye Kavaf’s recent interview with Hurriyet (in Turkish) will do little to counter homophonia in Turkey. In the intervew, Kavfaf said she believes “homosexuality is a biological disorder, an illness. For me, it is something to be cured/treated. Therefore, I do not have a positive stand for the same-sex relationships.” In recent months, members of the LBGT community have fallen victim to an increasing number of hate crimes.
A Turkish court fined British artist Michael Dickinson  a sum equal to $ 4,500 for a cartoon of Turkey?s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan but postponed the payment for 5 years if he doesn?t repeat his ?crime?. The cartoon was published back in September 2006 and shows Erdogan as a dog on a lead made of a US flag, chewing a pack of dollars and wearing a vest with ?We won?t be Bush?s dogs? written on it.