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For the level of Turkish politics: “Turkish official ‘barks’ after tweet by fake Ankara mayor….

AKP Deputy Chairman Bekir Bozdağ has said his party will object the Supreme Election Board (YSK) decision to ban the use of “Bismillah” (in the name of God) in the AKP’s campaign jingle.
A tweet by a parody account of the mayor of Ankara, who is known for frequently quarreling on social media, has convinced an official to bark in response to his request – twice.
As many as 85 officials from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) and the Democratic Unity Party (DBP), including the mayor of the southeastern province of Batman and his deputy, have been detained after they attempted to enter a military security zone in Batman’s Sason district.
More than 100,000 gather for pro-Erdoğan rally in Istanbul

‘Anti-terrorism demonstration’ seen as test of president’s popularity in runup to November’s general election

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