Cartoonists respond to image of Aylan Kurdi

Three-year-old Syrian boy, photographed in Turkey, died en-route to Greece

Rose Troup Buchanan
Friday 04 September 2015 13:20 BST
Aylan, pictured in this undated family photograph, drowned off Turkey
Aylan, pictured in this undated family photograph, drowned off Turkey

Artist around the world have responded to the photograph of the three-year-old Syrian boy lying dead on a beach in Turkey.

This article contains graphic depictions of Aylan Kurdi.

Aylan was found by a Turkish policeman on a beach at dawn on Wednesday. He had drowned attempting to cross from Turkey to Greece with his brother, mother and father.

Only his father, Abdullah Kurdi, survived the aborted journey after their vessel capsized.

The bodies of the family travelled home to Kobani on Friday, with Mr Kurdi telling reporters that he had abandoned any hope of leaving Syria.

“Now that they are dead, he wants to stay here in Kobani next to them,” Mr Kurdi’s uncle Suleiman Kurdi told The Associated Press.

The photograph of Aylan spurred a massive public outcry, with hundreds of thousands signing a petition calling on David Cameron to do more to help refugees.

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