Cartoon pictures of Turkish politicians raise controversy…and give their publisher wide fame!

A Turkish user on the “Instagram” application gained wide fame in Turkey after users in his country and abroad shared a group of photos, the last one of which was published yesterday on his personal account. What is the content of those pictures that gave him such rapid fame?

Turkish activist Samed Karabuga published pictures of Turkish political figures on his “Instagram” account, after merging them with characters from the world of “Disney” entertainment, so that these drawings appear imaginary, but at the same time it is possible to easily identify their real owners.

The list of drawings that Karabuga worked on and published on the “Instagram” application included Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ally Dolat Bahceli, who leads the right-wing “National Movement” party, in addition to opposition leader Kamal Kilicdaroglu, who leads the “Republican People’s Party”, which is the largest Turkish opposition party. .

The list of drawings also included Selahattin Demirtas, the former head of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party, who has been imprisoned for about six years, along with Meral Aksener, who heads the nationalist “good” party, also known as the “good” party, in addition to former minister Ali Babacan, who leads in Currently, he founded the “Democracy and Construction” party after he resigned from the ruling “Justice and Development” party. And other prominent figures in Turkish political circles, such as Muharrem Ince, the former presidential candidate of the main opposition party, and others, including the leader of the far-right “Victory” party Umit Ozdag.

Karabuga attached the drawings, which caused a stir on social media, to a comment in which he made it clear that he was trying to do something different and distinctive, by training him on artificial intelligence.

He added, “This is the result that I got when I used visual techniques by merging pictures of prominent politicians in Turkey with models from Disney World.”

The drawings published by Karabuga were widely circulated on many social media sites such as “Twitter” and “Facebook”, as well as local media touching on them and commenting on the pictures, as the comments were divided between fans and those who rejected them.

While it won the admiration of many on social networking sites, others considered that the circulation of images of leaders in this way seemed “insulting”, but its publisher ignored the uproar and did not respond to these comments so far, nor did he delete any of these images.

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