Hüseyin Cakmak

Hüseyin Cakmak

Hüseyin is a humorist living in the Turkish Occupation Zone in Cyprus. We mention him not only for his artistic talents that speak for themselves but for a fact to remember in the history of the Salone.

In 1989 he won the Golden Date for the Fixed Theme and the medal of the Council of Europe but he could not come and collect the prize in Bordighera due to visa issues, in fact he resides in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. However, in 1996, an exhibition of Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot cartoonists was held in the UN-controlled Buffer Zone in Nicosia and Cesare Perfetto was invited to the opening. What better opportunity than to present Hussein with the awards won years ago? Unfortunately, the visa was denied once again, and then Cesare and the other humorists went to the border area and vainly try to hand over the prizes that will be left to the UN delegation for possible delivery.

In the photo, the bearded person on the left is Cakmak.

The drawings

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Salone Internazionale dell'Umorismo

The event could not have lasted for over fifty years without the contribution of numerous "volunteers" and "precepts" who brought enthusiasm and desire to do whatever the task received, with nineteenth-century shifts! From the choice of the drawings, to the preparation of the panels (always the same every year), to the posting with various pins of the hundreds of drawings up to the presence on stage.

We therefore want to thank, in absolutely no order but with equal contributions, all those who come to mind, apologizing if we miss some, but we are ready to fix it!

Sponsors: Agnesi, Olio Calvi, Olio Carli, Pallanca, Martini & Rossi, Atkinsons, Seat - Pagine Gialle, Fiat, Citizen, La Stampa, Radio Montecarlo, etc.

The accommodation activities, Chez Louis, Bar GP, La Vecchia, Mino du Re Dolceacqua, Terme di Pigna, Ristorante Cacciatori Imperia, Hotel Michelin,

Presenters: Luisella Berrino, Cesare Viazzi, Roberto Basso (Rama di Palma d'Oro 1985)

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