French magazine Charlie Hebdo has sparked outrage with a new cartoon mocking Türkiye after the country was hit on Monday by two deadly earthquakes. The cartoon, posted on Twitter under the heading “cartoon of the day”, shows buildings near collapse and lying in rubble, a flipped-over car, and piles of debris in the quakes’ aftermath.
“Earthquake in Turkiye,” is written above the cartoon, and the words “No need to even send tanks” at the bottom.
Internet users voiced frustration and anger over Charlie Hebdo, billed as a satirical weekly, publishing the cartoon even as frantic search and rescue efforts continue to rescue survivors of the deadly disaster. “Modern barbarians! Drown in your anger and hatred,” Türkiye’s presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalın, said on Twitter.