Cemal Tunceri

Cemal Tunceri was born in 1952 in Yesilyurt Village of Cyprus. He is a Mechanical Engineer by profession and served both as an expert a...

Cemal Tunceri was born in 1952 in Yesilyurt Village of Cyprus. He is a Mechanical Engineer by profession and served both as an expert and as a senior administrator for many years in public enterprises. He started drawing cartoons in 1982 and he is one of the founders of the Cyprus Turkish Cartoonists Association. His cartoons have been published in a number of prominent daily newspapers and journals some of which are Kibris Postasi, Ortam , Bozkurt , Halkın Sesi, Akrep, Lololo, Kıbrıs Çağses, Yelpaze Dergisi (Journal), Yenidüzen, Havadis, Realist, Yurtsever Kıbrıslı, Cyprus Diyalog, Yenidüzen Sanat, and Adres Kıbrıs Dergisi (Journal). For some time his cartoons were published with a code name “T. Umut”. For some time he published a daily cartoon stories named as “Mission” (Gorev) at the Kibris Postasi Newspaper and for a long period of time his cartoons were published weekly in a column named as “At the End of the Speech” (Sozun Bittigi Yerde) at the Yeniduzen Art Newspaper. Currently, he is drawing cartoons at the Adres Kıbrıs Journal. Mr. Tunceri participated in a number of International Cartoons Competitions in various countries and his cartoons were selected and published in International Albums. Some of these countries were Cyprus, Canada, Turkey, Italy, Bulgaria, Belgium, Japan, Macedonia, United Kingdom, Portugal, Kosovo, and South Korea. Two of his cartons were accepted and published in Café Hawelka Art Albume in Vienna. His 4 cartoons were used as cover pages in various books. One of his cartoons was printed on the International Women Rights Exhibition poster in two languages, the exhibition being organized by Karcomiks on 13 March 2014. He prepared logos of a number of art establishments (associations). His cartoons were presented in exhibitions at various times. His first exhibition was held in 1992 at the Famagusta Municipality Hall and this was followed by the exhibitions in 1995 at the Near East University in Nicosia, and in 2004 at the Eastern Mediterranean University in Famagusta. He collected his cartoons in two albums named as “Isirgan Otu” and “Guldusen” which were published in 1996 and 2006 respectively. Mr. Tunceri is a member of European Cartoonists Federation (FECO) and took place as a jury member in a number of international competitions. In 2015, he was awarded with the title of “Goodwill Ambassador of North Cyprus” by the International Good Humour Party. Mr. Tunceri is merried and has a son.

CEMAL TUNCERI - MAJOR AWARDS RECEIVED

1. Nicosia Municipality Culture and Arts Festival (Cartoons Competition) 3rd Position, 1985
2. Cyprus Turkish Peace Association (Cartoons Competition) Mention, 1986
3. Nicosia Municipality Culture and Arts Festival (Cartoons Competition)  3rd Position, 1987
4. MTG Arts Association (Cartoons Competition) 2nd Position, 1992
5. Nippon – OMIYA – Japan (Cartoons Activity)  Certificate, 1994
6. Famagusta Municipality – Golden Muflon (Fleece) (Cartoons Competition)  Bronze Muflon, 1995
7. Famagusta Municipality – Golden Muflon (Fleece) (Cartoons Competition)  Crows Price, 1995
8. United Nations, 50th Anniversary of Establishment (Contributions)  Certificate, 1995
9. Golden Muflon (Fleece) (Museum Activity)  Diploma, 1996
10. Cyprus Turkish Cartoonists Association (10th Anniversary)  Honorary Award, 1998
11. TSE – Media Quality  - International (Cartoons Competition)  1st Position, 1998
12. International 7th Taejon – South Korea (Cartoons Competition)  Honorary Mention, 1998
13. 2nd International Golden Muflon (Selection Committee)  Plate, 1998
14. Ankara 6th International Cartoon Symposium (Contributions)  Plate, 2000
15. EMU - Cyprus Turkish Comics Cartoons – Context (Conference)  Certificate, 2006
16. 2nd International Aysergi Pulya (bird) Festival (Cartoons Competition)  Silver Pulya Award, 2009
17. Famagusta Culture Association (Honour of Cemal Tunceri) Special Plate, 2010
18. Osman Turkay Culture and Arts Foundation (Original Logo Design)  Plate, 2011
19. EMU 19th Spring Festival Events (Invited Speaker)                 Plate, 2012
20. CNC International Caricature Web Contest (Jury Member)  Certificate, 2013
21. 21st Famagusta Children Festival (Picture Jury Member)  Certificate and Plate, 2013
22. Theatre of Zaliha-Ercan (Original Logo Design)   Plate, 2013
23. Adamos Katsantonis – Yiltan Tasci – 10th Year (Contributions to Peace)    Diploma, 2014
24. 2nd International Olive Cartoons Competition (Initial Jury Member)   Bronze Olive, 2014
25. 10th International Comics and Cartoons Festival - Prizren, Kosovo.     Certificate, 2014
26. Partia Dobrego Humoru (PDH) - Goodwill Ambassadorship - Comics Ambassador Award, 2014

CEMAL TUNCERI – INTERNATIONAL CARTOONS COMPETITIONS PARTICIPATED

1. 23rd International Salon of Cartoons Exhibition, Montreal, Canada, 1986
2. Sports Cartoons Exhibition, Turkish Amatur  Sports Federation, ,  Ankara, Turkey, 1986
3. Sedat Simavi International Cartoon Competitions Exhibition, Hürriyet Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey, 1986
4. Sedat Simavi International Cartoon Competitions Exhibition, Hürriyet Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey, 1987
5. International Cartoons Exhibition, Sataria OGGI, Giulianova, Italy, 1988
6. International Cartoons Exhibition on Wars, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1988
7. 2nd International Cartoons Festival, Ankara, Turkey, 1988
8. 7th Taejon International Cartoons Exhibition, Taejon, South Korea, 1988
9. 2nd International Cartoon Competitions Exhibition, Ankara, Turkey, 1988
10. Sedat Simavi International Cartoon Competitions Exhibition, Hürriyet Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey, 1989
11. 4th International Cartoons  Symposium Exhibition, Makurazaki, Japan, 1989
12. 4th International Cartoons  Symposium Exhibition, Makurazaki, Japan, 1990
13. 7th International Cartoons Symposium Exhibition, Makurazaki, Japan, 1991
14. Cartoon Competitions Exhibition, Aydin Dogan Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey, 1991
15. The Best Cartoons of Nippon’94, Cartoons Exhibition, Nippon, Japan, 1994
16. Cartoon Competitions Exhibition, Aydin Dogan Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey, 1994
17. 3rd Ankara International Cartoons Festival Exhibition, Ankara, Turkey, 1996
18. Cartoon Competitions Exhibition, Aydin Dogan Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey, 1996
19. Cartoon Competitions Exhibition, Aydin Dogan Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey, 1997
20. International Golden Muflon Cartoon Competitions Exhibition, Famagusta, North Cyprus, 1998
21. 6th International Ankara Cartoons Festiva, Ankara, Turkey, 2000
22. Cartoon Competitions Exhibition, Aydin Dogan Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey, 2009
23. LINES 2009 Cartoon Exhibition, Nicosia, Cyprus, 2009
24. 2nd International Cartoons Meeting Exhibition, Ausergi, North Cyprus, 2009
25. International Nuclear Opposition Cartoons Exhibition, Sinop, Turkey, 2014
26. International World Press Cartoons Exhibition – 2014, Paris, France, 2014
27. European Union Comenieus Project: Exibition on Migration and Independent, Munich, Germany, 2014
28. 10th International Comics Cartoon Festival – Exhibition 2014, Prizren, Kosovo, 2014
29. FECO International Biennial Press Cartoons, Paris, 2014.

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