Conservative newspaper Vahdet has targeted Kaos GL Association for supporting an Amnesty International campaign to stop tear gas supply to Turkey.
Source: “Conservative paper asking for “tear gas” targets LGBTIs!” Kaos GL, 9 January 2015, http://kaosgl.org/page.php?id=18460
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 perverts’ association.”
Yeni Akit’s hate speech continues with Vahdet
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 that 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 the Axis of Evil!”
The newspaper labeled the campaign as “a dirty organization” and Kaos GL Association as “the perverts’ association” in 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 to gays as “perverse” is hate speech
In July 2014, for the first time, hate speech on the grounds of sexual orientation had a role in the decisions of the Turkish Constitutional Court. The Court acknowledged that calling gays “perverse” is hate speech.