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Turkish pro-government social media trolls have welcomed a deadly attack on France's satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, some of them even saying that they want a similar one against local anti-government satirical magazines.
"We would not shed any tears for those who died in France, of course it is good that it happened. May them rest in Hell," a pro-government Twitter user, who has more than 121,000 followers, wrote shortly after the attack.
Nureddin Şirin, a journalist with Kudüs TV, said on his Twitter account that those who have the gut to attack Islam must face punishment wherever they're. Another pro-government social media troll, who goes by the name Esat ç. said an attack on a religion is a bigger terrorism than an armed attack. The account is believed to be controlled by Esat Burak Uzundere, whose photo with Bilal Erdoğan, son of the president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, was recently surfaced on the media.
Another account, Akkulis, who has 144,000 followers and believed to be from inside the ruling party, said the incident in France is a plot to attack Islam. "Those who kill and are killed are French. What is it to us?" he tweeted.
"I was not saddened by an attack on Charlie Hebdo. I will even not be saddened if terrorist Leman magazine in our country is attacked," Müslüman Gürses tweeted. Another user Fuat Acar wrote that he condemns Leman magazine for blackout of its pages to protest the attack in France and said "may you face the same."