I am also quoted: “Why TikTok is a hit with Turkey’s working class…

Why TikTok is a hit with Turkey’s working class

Last year, 36-year-old construction worker Müjdat Uğur posted a Tik Tok video of him and his co-workers staging a catwalk show on a building site in the central Anatolian province of Yozgat. The post went viral with seven million views.

Uğur, who has been using TikTok for three years and has amassed 69,000 followers, told Inside Turkey that he wants to showcase whimsical moments in the lives of ordinary people. “I really want to show in my videos that people who are treated like second-class citizens, meaning workers and labourers, also have fun, enjoy doing their jobs and that they foster creativity,” he said. “I want to give the social message that everyone is equal, that’s the goal of my videos.”

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