His majesty’s artists… 2016 Version

Sort of an hegemony building I mentioned earlier continues.

As years pass and AKP’s rule intensifies, some of the popular personalities that used to be in opposition- some joined Occupy Gezi- began to switch sides, taking part at the powerful’s show off.

In an iftar hosted by Erdoğan, Burcu Esmersoy were the latest one to defect opposition. Some Twitter users reminded her pro-Gezi tweets along with a few other defectors:

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His majesty’s transgender star (L) was at the iftar.. More photos here


Erdoğan dined with Turkish transgender star after clashes at LGBT rally

Turkish president and his wife had iftar with Bülent Ersoy hours after Istanbul riot police used teargas to break up protest




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