Aydın Doğan cartoons go to Adana

Aydın Doğan cartoons go to Adana

ADANA - Doğan News Agency
Aydın Doğan cartoons go to Adana

The cartoon exhibition will run through Jan 20 at the 75’inci Yıl Art Gallery. DHA photo

The 29th Aydın Doğan International Cartoon Competition’s award winning cartoons went on display in the southern province of Adana on Jan. 5, the city’s day of liberation.

The opening ceremony of the event, organized by the Aydın Doğan Foundation, hosted Adana Governor Avni Coş, Deputy Mayor Zihni Aldırmaz, Aydın Doğan Foundation Executive Board President Candan Fetvacı, Deputy General Manager Gündüz Alpman and Chief of Adana Police Department Ahmet Zeki Gürkan, as well as many other guests.

The exhibition is traditionally opened every year on Adana’s day of liberation. Fetvacı gifted the guidebook of the exhibition to Governor Coş at the ceremony. “We thank you for bringing this exhibit to Adana on the day of its liberation. We think it will see big interest,” Coş said. The exhibition, displaying 177 cartoons, will run through Jan. 20 at the Adana Metropolitan Municipality’s “75’inci Yıl Art Gallery.”
Turkey’s Doğan Arslan and Iran’s Javad Alizadeh were the big winners at the 29th Aydın Doğan Cartoon Competition, picking up $8,000 each at a ceremony held at Istanbul’s Hilton Convention Center on Oct. 9, 2012.

Arslan and Alizadeh beat Serbia’s Vladimir Stankovski and Poland’s Pawel Kuczynski, who finished second and third respectively, to win the biggest award at the annual event, which started with 2,945 works from 944 cartoonists from 80 countries.