North Cyprus  

  Hüseyin Çakmak (1964)
  • Hüseyin ÇakmakBorn in 1964 in Nicosia, Cyprus.
  • 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.
  • His cartoons 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.
  • For many 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 competitions.
  • 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 USA.
  • He has 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.
Selected Works


Huseyin Cakmak - 2005

Hüseyin Çakmak, 1st Prize - Nov.2005
Azerbaijan & Tabriz Cartoonist Unions joint
3rd Molla Nasreddin Cartoon Competition

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