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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Erdogan Faces the #Tamam Campaign in Turkey

Has Turkey Had Enough of Erdogan? By Nathaniel Handy • May 16, 2018

The excitement over a viral Twitter campaign obscures deeper realities upon which Erdogan’s power rests in Turkey. In a speech on May 8, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, “If one day our nation says ‘enough,’ only then will we step aside.” It may have seemed innocuous, but in the world of social media and electoral spin, such passing phrases can quickly come back to haunt you. So it was for President Erdogan. The opposition jumped on this lone word to galvanize the most energetic campaign so far in the run-up to the snap general election called for June 24.

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