138 Risky satire

Opposition to the modernists came from various sources. In 1946 Turkey stopped being a one-party state, but this did not mean that criticism was automatically tolerated, as discovered by the editors of the leftist satirical periodical Marko Paşa launched that year. After the third issue appeared, Sabahattin Ali (1907-1948) and Aziz Nesin (1915-1995) were arrested. Following their release, Ali was killed while fleeing to Bulgaria. Nesin moved to Bursa, where he continued publishing the periodical until 1951.

Marko Paşa

Marko Paşa
Istanbul, 1946
Periodical, vol 1, no 1, 31 x 43

Date: 
1946
Number: 
138

Location

Istanbul
Turkey