“This ban is a clear sign that Turkey is everything but a democracy. If you punish artists for mocking politicians, then definitely you do not have a democracy” — Latuff
In an interview with Al-Monitor Columnist Pinar Tremblay, Latuff said: “Turkey is the only country where access to my cartoon blog was officially blocked. I haven’t heard of a similar ban in other countries. In the case of Turkey, I have the document from the Turkish government certifying the ban.”
This is, according to journalist Tremblay, “the first time a foreign cartoonist is facing a legal ban in Turkey.”
For the Ms. Tremblay’s complete interview with Latuff, go to Al-Monitor’s Turkish Pulse.