French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo has published a caricature of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the cover of the issue to be released on Wednesday. The magazine announced that on Tuesday Twitter.
Republishing the cartoon of Mohammed
On the cover of the new edition, Erdogan can be seen sitting in a chair with a can in his hand. With his other hand, he lifts the garment of a woman wearing a headscarf. The woman’s buttocks can be seen through this, on which the caricatured Erdogan “Ooh! The Prophet!” says. The cartoon bears the title: “Erdogan, he is very nice in private”.
The publication comes at a time of mounting tensions between Turkey and France. On Friday, Samuel Paty, a 47-year-old French history teacher, was beheaded by an 18-year-old Muslim boy for showing Charlie Hebdo cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. French President Emmanuel Macron spoke out about this.
“Samuel Paty was murdered because the Islamists want our future and because they know they will never get it thanks to silent heroes like him,” said the French president. He also announced tougher action against “extreme Muslim organizations”. Erdogan on Tuesday called for a boycott of French products because Macron would be hostile to Islam.
Five and a half years ago, on January 7, 2015, twelve people entered the editorial board of Charlie Hebdo for a terrorist attack. The cause of the attack was the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.
In September, in the run-up to the trial of suspects in the attack, published Charlie Hebdo again cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, who previously prompted the Kouachi brothers to attack the editorial board. “We will never go to sleep, we will never give up,” said editor-in-chief Laurent ‘Riss’ Sourisseau at the time.
The front of the new Charlie Hebdo issue with a caricature of Erdogan on the cover. (Photo: Charlie Hebdo)