A Turkish Newspaper website, Yeni Akit, has described those massacred on Sunday morning in the Orlando shooting as ‘perverts’ and ‘deviants’.
The Newspaper published the homophobic headline: ‘Death toll rises to 50 in bar where perverted homosexuals go!’
The paper, whose name is translated as ‘New Agreement’, has been under fire for the use of the word ‘perverts’ and an exclamation mark, reports Mail Online.
The paper has also been accused of a strong nexus with the country’s President Erdogan, with many claiming that Yeni Akit supported the likes of Al-Qaeda.
Turkish think-tank, the Hrant Dink Foundation, had previously accused the Newspaper of being one of the worst offenders when it comes to using hate speech against minorities like the LGBT community.
A survey by the Hrant Dink Foundation showed that about 175 articles published on Yeni Akit were hate speech directed at eight minorities, including Jews, Armenians and Christians.
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It would be recalled, on Sunday morning, the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida was a scene of complete devastation with at least 50 people dead and 53 wounded.
Gunman Omar Mateen, 29, opened fire on the venue and was later shot dead by SWAT officers.
Isis has claimed responsibility for the attack.