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Aydın Doğan International Cartoon
Competition’s award-winning cartoons
go on display in Mardin. DHA Photo

Aydın Doğan International Cartoon Competition’s award-winning cartoons go on display in Mardin. DHA Photo

Considered one of the world’s premier cartoon events, the Aydın Doğan International Cartoon Competition’s award-winning cartoons went on display in the Mardin Museum on March 13. Previously, the exhibition took place in Adana, Istanbul’s Caddebostan Culture Center, Arel University, Ankara D&R and Eskişehir.

The competition, which is organized every year by the Aydın Doğan Foundation, originally included 944 cartoonists from 80 countries with 2,945 cartoons. The pre-selection committee chose 175 cartoons from 147 artists to present to the international selection committee. A total of 75 pieces are on display until March 25.

The selection committee of this year’s competition included Ercan Akyol, Latif Demirci, Piyale Madra, Tan Oral and Selçuk Demirel from Turkey, Antonio Antunes of Portugal, Viktor Kudin of Ukraine, Firoozeh Mozaffari of Iran. Mardin Culture and Tourism Manager Davut Beliktay and Aydın Doğan Association Technical Work Representative İlhan Artar attended a press conference for the event, where Beliktay said they are very happy to host such an exhibition.

“There are many beautiful cartoons and the message they give is very valuable,” Mardin Museum manager Nihat Erdoğan said.

March/15/2013

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