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Conservative paper asking for “tear gas” targets LGBTIs!

Friday, January 9, 2015
Conservative newspaper Vahdet has targeted Kaos GL Association for supporting an Amnesty International campaign to stop tear gas supply to Turkey.
 
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Vahdet (Unity) has targeted Kaos GL for supporting Amnesty International’s campaign “South Korea: Stop tear gas supply or risk fuelling repression in Turkey.” The conservative newspaper named the association as “the association of perverts.”
 
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Vahdet was founded last month by some of the journalists who left Yeni Akit, another conservative newspaper infamous for its hate speech against minorities. Vahdet published the Amnesty International campaign demands that South Korea immediately stop the planned shipment of massive amounts of tears gas to Turkey with the headline “See the Worries of Evil Powers!”
 
The newspaper named the campaign as “the dirty organization” and Kaos GL Association as “the association of perverts” on a news article published on January 6, 2015.
 
According to Amnesty International, there is a planned export to Turkey of nearly 1.9 million tear gas cartridges and gas grenades. The first batch of riot control equipment is scheduled for delivery by a South Korean company to the Turkish government in mid-January 2015.
 
Court: Referring gays as “perverse” is hate speech 
 
In July 2014, for the first time, hate speech on the ground of sexual orientation has taken part among the decisions of Turkish Constitutional Court. The Court acknowledged that calling gays “perverse” is hate speech.
 
Translation: LGBTI News Turkey 
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