Functioning of "touching" in jokes created against spiritual and political authority [Tanrisal ve si̇yasal i̇kti̇dara karşi üreti̇len fikralarda "dokunma" i̇şlevi̇]
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- Research Paper 
This article aims to examine the problem what the complete function of satire, which jokes criticising spiritual and political authorities undertake -or intend to undertake-, is in terms of the concept of "touch", from past to present. The word "touch" will be discussed as part of relying on and recognizing, and the way how the manner brough out by man against "non-physical" unity (that he cannot touch and cannot get in touch for that reason) becomes effective will be brought into question on the basis of jokes. Those jokes created against that "non-physical unity" does not represent a protagonist who has lived in a specific period, but a "non-physical authority" which becomes concrete through him. In this article, this view will be essentially concentrated on, and some examples will be given to justify it. Throughout this debate, the problem that "What is the effect of being encouraged by the spiritual authority?" will be emphasized. The way how various communities, which are able to touch the political authority over them and come face to face with it, correlate with the authority will be pointed out through their operationality. The final part of the article aims to explain the function of jokes given.