Suleyman Soylu, Turkey’s Interior Minister, once again used hate speech aimed at the LGBTQ community.
LGBTQ was one of the targets in his speech at Hak-Is confederation, a pro-Islamist AKP trade union, meeting.
The Minister said that they (AKP government) have prevented LGBTQ activities so that “they will not spoil Turkish family values.” Soylu said that the LGBTQ community is “immoral” and “deviant.”
“We are a Muslim nation. You could not succeed to corrupt our culture and civilisation with your broadcasting, your television channels (…) . ” said Soylu.
Soylu also used hate speech towards the community earlier this year via his social media account saying that “LGBT deviants committed disrespect to the Kaaba-i Muazzama” regarding the detained students from Bogazici Resistance.
Meanwhile Soylu is facing serious accusations about corruption and drug trafficking. The allegations surfaced as convicted organised crime leader Sedat Peker’s YouTube disclosure videos received great attention.