A court in Istanbul yesterday sentenced Seyfi Şahin to one year and 15 days in prison for a cartoon deemed to be anti-Semitic.
Şahin had drawn the ire of both Jews and Muslims in the country with his 2017 drawing published by the now-defunct Gırgır magazine. The cartoon purportedly depicts Moses telling people around him how he parted the Red Sea, while his listeners, swearing in Turkish, complain about his "blabbering."
The court ruled that Şahin "insulted religious values." The defendant said he'd apologized to the Jewish community in Turkey and did not mean to insult them.