He started to
draw cartoons in 1976 under the influence of the "Gir-Gir"
humour magazine of Turkey.
He opened his
first private cartoon exhibition (open air) in 1983 in Nicosia.
have been published in various newspapers and magazines in
Cyprus as well as in many countries of the world.
He was one of
the four founders of the "Cyprus Turkish Cartoonists
Association" which was established in 198E. Since then he has
been the President of this Association.
His works have
been exhibited in more than 50 countries and they have been
published in international cartoon albums.
He was a
member of the Executive Committee of the Union of Turkish
Cypriot Journalists Association and was its Secretary-General
for a period.
He has been
the Vice-President to the "Federation of the European
Cartoonists Organisations" (FECO) since 1988.
He has won 43
awards in various national and international cartoon contests.
years, he was selected as the "Best Cartoonist of the Year" and
his works were accepted for exhibition by the international
museum of cartoons.
He has been
jury member of many national and international cartoon
He is the
Editor-in-Chief of "Akrep"
(Scorpion), a Turkish-Cypriot magazine of humour and cartoons.
He is also the Cyprus-Editor of the "FECONEWS" organ of the FECO
published in Holland and of the "Witty World" published in the
published articles and studies on the art of cartoon and humour
in Cyprus in various national and international press organs and
took part in various symposia.
He was the
Assistant-Editor of the "Witty World Illustrated Directory of
International Cartoon Festivals, Competitions and Awards",
published in the USA in 1994.
Çakmak, 1st Prize - Nov.2005
Azerbaijan & Tabriz Cartoonist Unions joint
3rd Molla Nasreddin Cartoon Competition