Erdoğan’s lawyers ask Twitter to censor Carlos Latuff’s 11 cartoons

The legal team of Turkish autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has sent a court decision to Twitter ordering the censoring of 80 posts including 11 cartoons by Brazilian cartoonist Carlos Latuff.

Sharing the ruling on his Twitter account on Monday, Latuff said: “Lawyers of #Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pressure @Twitter to delete content from 80 posts, including 11 of my ‘toons, in a clear act of censorship! Is this the Turkish democracy? Why Erdogan wants to prevent the Turkish to see my ‘toons?What’s he afraid of?”

The decision was taken by Istanbul’s 3rd Penal Court of Peace on Dec. 6 upon a complaint filed by lawyer Ahmet Özel representing President Erdoğan. (

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