Charlie Hebdo's new edition to be available in Turkish, Arabic

Published January 14th, 2015 - 05:00 GMT

The Wednesday  issue of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo is going to be published in six languages including Turkish.

The first issue of the magazine since last week's bloody attack on its Paris headquarters, which killed 12 people, is going to be printed in Turkish, French and Italian while its digital version will be available in English, Spanish and Arabic.

The Turkish issue will be published by daily Cumhuriyet, whereas the Italian publishing rights have been granted to daily Il Fatto Quotidiano.

Three million copies of this Wednesday's edition of Charlie Hebdo will be available - a huge leap from the magazine's normal circulation of 60,000 copies.

The latest edition will feature a new cartoon of Prophet Muhammad, according to Patrick Pelloux, one of the publication's contributors. 

Pelloux said that the cover of Wednesday's issue would feature a cartoon of Prophet Muhammad crying and holding an "I am Charlie" sign, in reference to the phrase that has come to symbolize solidarity with the magazine and the victims of the attack. Above the drawing of Prophet Muhammad, one can read “All is forgiven.”

The Press Emblem Campaign, a Geneva-based NGO created by journalists that says it aims to protect journalists in dangerous zones, has distanced itself from the new Charlie Hebdo issue.

The NGO notes that the cartoon ignores sensibilities and throws oil on the fire when all parties must help in easing tensions. 

The two suspects, brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi, were killed on January 9 in a warehouse in Dammartin-en-Goele, a small town north of Paris.

On the same day, four hostages and a gunman - linked to the Kouachi brothers and said to have been involved in the murder of a policewoman on January 8 - were killed inside a kosher supermarket in Paris.


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