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Twitter Addresses Turkish Minister’s LGBT Posts, Calls It A Hate Speech

Twitter has on Tuesday slated a message from Turkey’s interior minister, Suleyman Soylu as a hateful comment his second “hateful conduct” warning in just days on the platform.

For months now Turkey mass protests have been carried out across different campuses against Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s appointment of a loyalist to head Istanbul’s prestigious Bogazici University at the start of the year. About 159 students were detained after storming a protest staged inside the fenced-off campus on Monday night.

In his message, he condemned the LGBT (Gays) community’s role in month-long student protests. While tweeting, he stated that “four LGBT freaks” had been detained for “inciting hatred” with their poster. The poster was said to depicting Islam’s holiest site with pictures of the LGBT rainbow flag last week.

Twitter has hidden his message under a warning that it violated rules about hateful conduct.

Also, Soylu tweeted again on Tuesday asking why the Turkish government should “tolerate LGBT deviants”. A message which was still hidden under a warning by twitter, and blocked from retweeting.

Turkey has however, threatened twitter with ban as punishment.

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