Ottoman minister’s caricatures exhibited for first time in Istanbul

29/01/2017 (Hurriyet – Turkey): The caricature album of the late 19th century Ottoman bureaucrat and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yusuf Franko Kusa Bey, who was also a governor general and a playful caricaturist, is being exhibited for the first time at the Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED). “The Characters of Yusuf Franko: An Ottoman Bureaucrat’s Caricatures” displays the caricatures that Yusuf Franko compiled in an album from 1884 to 1896 that interact with the European caricature tradition.  The exhibition is curated by Bahattin Öztuncay and designed by Yeşim Demir Pröhl. Mehmet Kentel is the consultant and the scripter of the exhibition. Speaking to state-run Anadolu Agency, Kentel said the exhibition in Istanbul was made up of six sections.  “The first is the family section. One can see the story of Yusuf Franko and his family…



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