Nasreddin Hodja is a humorous figure believed to live in Konya in 15th century. He is remembered with his funny stories, anecdotes, sayings and jokes but he is also a wise person who has a philosophical personality.
Aziz Nesin is a Turkish humorist who authored more than 100 books. He always got into trouble with the authority and people dislike humor.
A wave of demonstrations and civil unrest in Turkey began on 28 May 2013, initially to contest the urban development plan for Istanbuls Taksim Gezi Park. Disproportionate humor during the protests still bears its fruits.