A group of social media users, including pro-government academics in a Clubhouse chat room have agreed on the “necessity” of potential elimination of imprisoned Gülenists through poison laced food.
In the chat room, Furkan Bodur, an Erdoganist teaching assistant reportedly working at University of North Carolina at Charlotte, said that “a true patriot will someday feed poison laced food to traitors.”
“We will then send them out to work out. When they die, we don’t know anything. They died of heart attack,” Bodur said.
The Turkish government accuses the Gülen group of orchestrating a failed coup in July 2016, although the group denies any involvement.
This is not the first time pro-government academics verbally deliver hate speeches at a Clubhouse chat room.
In the chat room, created by Furkan Bölükbaşı, an Erdoganist teaching assistant working at İstanbul’s Marmara University, he suggested that thousands of prisoners, Gulenists in particular, were increasingly becoming a burden on the state and thus they were needed to be eliminated in the most effective manner.
“They should be killed through a kind of cheap poison that would not be a burden on the state budget,” Bölükbaşı suggested.
In similar tone, Mustafa Aydın, another AKP supporter in the chat room who has pictures of himself with President said that he was highly disturbed by the fact imprisoned Gulenists were being fed through citizens’ taxes. “Why is the state feeding them in prison with my taxes? We should not give them meals. They should eat each other instead. We should destroy them altogether. It’s not a crime, anyway. We used to poison dogs in the past, we should do the same [with them],” he said.