CHP’s suggestions for gov’t collected in caricature album
Rifat Başaran – ANKARA
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has collected its 13 suggestions to the government over its economic policies as well as its nine questions directed to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in a caricature album, featuring caricatures drawn by Turkish satire magazine Leman’s cartoonists.
The move came upon the demand of the CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu himself, who reportedly told party officials that such a format “would help youth understand Turkey’s problems better” and would also provide financial support to Leman, which recently went to print a quarter of its usual size due to soaring paper prices.
Kılıçdaroğlu has reportedly consulted with Leman executive editor Tuncay Akgün and asked the magazine team to prepare such a “caricature album.”
Some of the caricatures used in the album have already been drawn for previous editions of Leman, but Kılıçdaroğlu has reportedly picked which of the countless number of caricatures would go in the album. But, the rest of the caricatures in the album have been drawn from scratch for the newly prepared album.
On the first and last pages of the album stands a caricature of Kılıçdaroğlu.
“How will Turkey get out of the deadlock it is currently in, what should be done? CHP chair Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, instead of twisting words, has very openly and clearly listed what should be done in 13 items,” read the statement with the caricature.