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Monday, September 04, 2017

50 Shades of Erdogan’s Propaganda · Global Voices

50 Shades of Erdogan's Propaganda
Posted 4 September 2017 8:19 GMT

Joseph Stalin described the work of writers as being akin to the “engineering of human souls.” He was referring not just to any type of writing, but to the writing of propaganda.

Today in Turkey, under the leadership of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), this type of “engineering” has proven relatively successful. Immediately following the 2013 Gezi Park protests, then-Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan managed to convince his political base that the protests were nothing but the work of an “international interest lobby”.

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