Turkish cartoonist visits CCWA

Columbus, OH – The Columbus Council on World Affairs recently hosted a talk by a Turkish political cartoonist, whose long-standing comic strip depicts the interactions between Turkish residents and their government. Salih Memecan displayed some of his work, including several illustrations poking fun at the strained relationship between Turkey and the European Union as well as Turkey's bid to join. Memecan also touched breifly on the 2005 uproar caused when a Danish newspaper published cartoons featuring the Islamic prophet Muhammad. The images triggered worldwide Muslim protests, some of which became violent. Memecan spoke with Mike Foley about the controversy.