"If you want a picture of the future"

Firuz Kutal, September 8, 2013.

- (...) imagine a boot stamping on a face - forever" as written by Georg Orwell in 1984.

The Turkey of Erdogan is certainly doing its damnedest to live up to Orwell's words.

And yet, the harder the stamping, sometimes, just sometimes, the poetry of human courage emerges when threatened to its very core. Teachers and academics has created Academics for Peace, refusing to go back to their teaching jobs. The very thing Erdogan tried to suppress, their teaching, is now firing back by way of refusing to exactly that.

A country without teachers is revealing itself as a full-grown tyranny.

The hand outside the face in the cartoon by Firuz Kutal from 2013, is now speaking up from within the body itself. It is still a body enduring the utmost human pain, but now a determined one taking its destiny literally in its own hand. Note how that hand is of the same outline as the body from where it comes.

Firuz Kutal, February 8, 2017.

The cartoons shown are courtesy of Firuz Kutal and must not be reproduced without his permission.

Anyone wishing to support the cause of Academics for Peace in Turkey, please visit their homepage here.

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