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The press cartoon prize awarded to a Turkish cartoonist

(B2) The press cartoon prize was awarded on Thursday (May 3) to Turkish cartoonist Musa Kart, from the Cumjuriyet newspaper, by the foundation Cartooning for Peace and the city of Geneva. The International Press Cartoon Prize honors every two years press cartoonists in danger because of their art.

This Turkish cartoonist, who has been drawing for 25 years in the main opposition daily Cumhuriyet, was arrested with a dozen of his colleagues following the failed coup in Turkey in July 2016. Accused “ association with a terrorist organization », and after nine months in preventive detention and again nine long months of trial, the court of Silivri sentenced him to 3 years and nine months in prison. He is not imprisoned pending appeal procedures.


Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).