Cakmak Huseyin

Nicosia, Cyprus



He was born in 30 January 1964 in Nicosia – Cyprus… He started to draw cartoon in 1976 under the influence of the “Gir – Gir” Humour Magazine of  Turkey.

His cartoons have been published in various newspapers and magazines 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 as well as in many countries of the world.

In 1986, he founded the “Turkish Cypriot Cartoonists Association” with his 5 cartoonists. 23 years (1986 – 2009) Cyprus Turkish Cartoonists Association Presidency; 10 years (2009 – 2018) was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Turkish Cypriot Cartoonists Association. He is currently the Secretary General of the Turkish Cypriot Cartoonists Association.

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

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

He was a member of the Executive Committee of the Union of Cypriot Turkish Journalists Association and was its Secretary – General for a period 1985 – 1991.

In 1988, “Akrep” (Scorpion) Humor and Cartoon newspaper published… Due to financial difficulties, “Scorpion” newspaper will run on 11 issue…

He has been the Vice – President of the “Federation of the European Cartoonists Organisations” (FECO) for a period 1988 – 2004.

FECO, Federation of the European Cartoonists Organisations had been renamed in 2004 as Federation of Cartoonist Organizations for comprising the worldwide organizations of the cartoonists… Hüseyin Cakmak was appointed Cyprus Representative of FECO and FECO Cyprus President in this new formation.

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

Between 2002 and 2015, he published the “Yeni Akrep” (New Scorpion) International Cartoon – Humor Magazine in digital environment and served as Editor – in – Chief.

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 accepted 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 “Tantana” Weekly Humor Magazine published in the Cyprus.

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

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

He is the Editor – in – Chief and the cartoonist of the weekly cartoon and humor magazine “Tantana” published in 2017.


  • 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.

Reference: BEC (the Big Encyclopedia of Caricature), 2018



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