Cakmak Huseyin

Nicosia, Cyprus


Born on 30 January 1964 in Nicosia, Cyprus. He started to draw cartoons in 1976 under the influence of the “Gir-Gir” humour magazine of Turkey.

His cartoons have been published in various newspapers and magazines in Cyprus as well as in many countries of the world, i.e. Yeni Düzen, Bozkurt, Ortam, Gençlik, Özgürlük, Kıbrıs Postası, Söz, Xaravgi, Akrep, Nokta Kıbrıs, Lololo, Yeşil Ada, Vatan, Kıbrıslı, Avrupa, Afrika, Birleşik Kıbrıs, Evrensel Homur (Turkey), Tourism, Afrika Pazar, Yeni Akrep, Pozitif Detay, Yeni Düzen Kültür – Sanat, Spor Performans, Homurcuk (Turkey), Arka Bahçe, Yeni Bakış, Tantana etc.

In 1986, he founded the “Turkish Cypriot Cartoonists Association” with his 5 cartoonists. For 23 years (1986 – 2009) worked as a President of the Association; for 10 years (2009 – 2018) — the Chairman of the Board of Directors; and currently is the Secretary General.

His works have been exhibited in more than 70 countries and 190 cities and have been published in international cartoon albums, journals, magazines.

In 1985-1991 was a member of the Executive Committee of the Union of Cypriot Turkish Journalists Association and served as its General Secretary.

In 1987 he was sued by the Prime Minister of the Northern Cyprus because of his cartoon published in “Ortam” (with a compensation demand of 200 Billion Turkish Liras). Many organizations from various countries protested against this trial which lasted 6 years and five months. At the end he was declared not guilty.

In 1988 – 2004 was the Vice President of the “Federation of the European Cartoonists Organisations” (FECO). In 2004 became the appointed Cyprus Representative of FECO and FECO Cyprus President in its new formation.

In 2001 – 2006 was a Cyprus Representative of the “Southeastern European Cartoonists Right Organisations”.

Between 2002 and 2015 he was an editor-in-chief of the “Yeni Akrep” (New Scorpion) International Cartoon – a humor Magazine in digital environment.

He has won 158 awards in various national and international cartoon contests. For many years he was selected as the “Best Cartoonist of The Year”, and his works were chosen for exhibition by the international museum of cartoons.

He has been Jury Member (Cyprus, Turkey, Iran, Azerbaijan, China, Germany) of many national and international cartoon competitions.

He is also the Cyprus Editor of the “FECONEWS” organ of the FECO published in Holland and of the Editor-in-Chief of the “Tantana” Weekly Humor Magazine published in the Cyprus.

He has published articles and studies on the art of cartoon and humor in various national and international press organs and took part in various symposiums.

He was the Assistant Editor of the “Witty World Illustrated Directory of International Cartoon Festivals, Competitions and Awards”, published in the USA in 1994.


1983 – Huseyin Cakmak Open Air Cartoon Exhibition (Mevlevi Museum Road) Nicosia – Cyprus

2002 – Huseyin Cakmak Cartoon Exhibition (Osijeka Cartoon Gallery) Osijeka – Croatia

2003 – Huseyin Cakmak “Twentieth Anniversary of Art” Cartoon Exhibition (Turkey Republic of Cultural Ministry Fine Arts Gallery) Ankara – Turkey

2003 – Huseyin Cakmak “Twentieth Anniversary of Art” (Gubin International Edek Gallery) Gubin – Poland

2008 – Huseyin Cakmak Cartoon Exhibition (Krusevac Cultural Center) Krusevac – Serbia

2012 – Huseyin Cakmak Cartoon Exhibition (Turkish – English Association) Ankara – Turkey

2012 – “Huseyin Cakmak Honor Exhibition” (Recreios da Amadora)
Amadora – Lizbon – Portugal

2013 – Huseyin Cakmak Digital Cartoon Exhibition (European Web Cartoon Gallery) Bratislava – Slovakia


1999 – “A Short Summary of Turkish – Cypriot Cartoon” Albume
(Turkish – English vercion), published in the Nicosia – Cyprus

2001 – “Gappellari Fuad Dayı – İlg Hikayeler” (Humour Story),
published in the Nicosia – Cyprus

2002 – “Huseyin Cakmak Cartoon Exhibition Albume”, published in the Ojisek – Croatia

2003 – Huseyin Cakmak 20. Anniversary Art – Cartoon Albume”,
published in the Ankara – Turkey

2004 – “A Short Summary of Turkish-Cypriot Cartoon” Albume
(Turkish – English – Greece vercion), published in the Nicosia-Cyprus

2009 – “Gappellari Fuad Dayı – İsbeşal Hikayeler” (Humour Story),
published in the Nicosia – Cyprus

2012 – “Huseyin Cakmak Honor Exhibition” Album,
published in the Amadora – Lizbon – Portekiz

BEC 2018



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