While Obama is blaming Americans for their alleged ‘intolerance’ that led to the attacks in Orlando, this predominantly Muslim country just said something that should make liberal heads explode.
A Turkish newspaper with links to the country’s President has published a homophobic headline calling those who died in the Orlando mass shooting ‘perverts’ and ‘deviants’.
Yeni Akit, a right-wing newspaper which has supported the likes of Al-Qaeda in the past, broke news of the attack with the headline: ‘Death toll rises to 50 in bar where perverted homosexuals go!’
The headline has caused a backlash online, where it has been suggested that the exclamation mark indicates that the paper is celebrating the attack, rather than condemning it.
Yeni Akit has long supported Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP), which President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan used to lead.
The paper, whose name means ‘New Agreement, is also known for having strong links to Erdogan, in a country where press freedom is being heavily restricted by his government.
Read more: Daily Mail
Here were other reactions from Muslims on Twitter after the terrorist attack: