Baku: The cartoon of the French magazine “Charlie Hebdo” about the terrible earthquake in Turkey with the title “Tanks are no longer needed” is unacceptable and shameful. This magazine’s mockery of the terrible tragedy in Turkey is an insult to humanity. This is also a gross violation of moral values and principles of journalism. This kind of racist, Nazi-spirited, extremely dangerous activity of Charlie Hebdo magazine under the guise of freedom of expression is actually the result of the biased policy of official Paris against the Turkish-Muslim world. We think that behind this behavior of “Charlie Hebdo” magazine, which is completely far from humanity and media values, lies Turkish hostility and Islamophobia. Those involved in this crime should be criticized at the international level.
We, as the Central Asian & Southern Caucasian Freedom of Expression Network (CASCFEN), condemn this disgusting incident and appeal to international media organizations to condemn this act of the magazine. International journalistic organizations should demand that “Charlie Hebdo” not apologize for this inhuman act. Also, we believe that “Charlie Hebdo” magazine is against human rights. Magazine should be punished within the framework of international law for this step contrary to human values. Impunity for this crime may lead to similar crimes in the future.