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Turkish Cartoon Mag Critical of Erdogan Torched, Hurriyet Says

May 18, 2012

The offices of a Turkish cartoon magazine that’s often critical of the government and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has sued the publication for insult many times, have been torched by arsonists, Hurriyet reported.

Unidentified people set fire to a liquid chemical they brought to the building where Penguen is located on May 3, while cartoonists Metin Ustundag and Ercan Genc were still working in their office, Istanbul’s fire department said in a May 10 report, according to the newspaper. Prosecutors will investigate the arson following the report, Hurriyet said.

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