Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's latest court case against newspaper cartoonist Musa Kart began yesterday. Erdoğan's lawsuit was initially dismissed, though he later appealed and Kart now faces up to nine years in prison if convicted. The charge relates to Kart's cartoon of Erdoğan published in Cumhuriyet on 1st February.
Following a previous lawsuit in 2005, Kart was fined for depicting Erdoğan as a cat. Erdoğan has also filed lawsuits against Michael Dickinson, who portrayed him as a dog in two 2006 collages (Best In Show and Good Boy).