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Politics of mothers

If you search “HDP and mothers” in Google News you will reach a bunch of news and commentaries on the first page all from the pro-government media. It probably started with a sincere mother, but it was quickly appropriated by the government circles and trolls to encourage more mothers to participate (More mothers join protest at HDP office over sons’ abductions …) and to raise a more intense anti-HDP political climate. I am not sure if AKP really worked out a strategy here. I am not sure if a minister (the one with a beige dress and pretentiously sad face) attends a sit-in at the gate of an opposition party’s office and waiting for the latter to fix a problem. AKP leadership is continuously trying to save the day and it looks they have no plans beyond saving the day. Moreover, despite dramatizing around mothers, it was their leader who made masses boo Berkin Elvan’s mother in a rally, and it was their minister of internal affairs who let the police attack Saturday mothers

His majesty’s artists who showed in mothers’ sit in:

 

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