ANKARA (Anadolu) – French magazine Charlie Hebdo has sparked outrage with a cartoon it published mocking Turkey after the country was hit by two deadly earthquakes on Monday.
The cartoon, shared under the heading “cartoon of the day” on Twitter, shows collapsed and damaged buildings, a reversed car, and hills of debris.
“Earthquake in Turkey,” was written on the top right corner of the cartoon.
“(Didn’t) even need to send tanks,” it says at the bottom.
Internet users reacted to the drawing by expressing their frustration and anger.
Charlie Hebdo is a French satiric magazine also known for its cartoons insulting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).
Thousands of people were killed and injured in 10 provinces of Turkey after two strong earthquakes jolted the southern part of the country, an official from Turkey’s disaster agency AFAD said Tuesday.
Early Monday morning, a 7.7 magnitude tremor struck the Pazarcik district of Kahramanmaras province, then about nine hours later, a 7.6 magnitude quake centered in Kahramanmaras’ Elbistan district rocked the region, affecting several other provinces.
The earthquakes were also felt in several countries in the region, including Lebanon and Syria.