As imprisoned Demirtaş’s candidacy speech at TRT becomes a Youtube Trend, several viral videos from the opposition hit social media… #TurkeyElections

This is Demirtaş’ speech:



Selahattin Demirtas is Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition candidate. He’s been held in prison for the past 20 months, campaigning via social media and now, TV.
A viral from CHP:

Another one from Saadet:

Can the Turkish Opposition beat Erdoğan?

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A huge banner for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan goes up in Ankara, Turkey, on June 17, 2018. Qin Yanyang/Press Association. All rights reserved.

Turkey’s Islamists and secularists join forces in bid to unseat Erdoğan

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Bloomberg piece: Erdogan Tightens His Grip on Turkey

The most pivotal elections in modern Turkish history are taking place June 24th. If Recep Tayyip Erdogan wins, the once ceremonial position of president will become the formal nexus of political power. The vote comes as Turkey is under a state of emergency and Erdogan is cracking down on opposition news sources, making the country the world’s biggest jailer of journalists. A poll commissioned by Bloomberg shows the election could go down to the wire. This is the story of how Erdogan has tightened his grip as part of a years-long drive to transform Turkey.


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