There was no need for deep fakes. The opposition ignored Facebook ads, disinformation flourished there

Facebook audiences are broader and heterogeneous. The opposition seems to have ignored this. A digital strategist explains how conspiracy took over by looking at the publicly available data in this Twitter thread.

Turkish lira plunges as Erdoğan claims mandate to continue divisive rule

West caught between fear and hope as Erdoğan extends 20-year rule in Turkey

Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey Is Re-elected

Turkish election victory for Erdogan leaves nation divided

Turkey elections: What to expect from newly emboldened Erdogan


Erdogan declared winner of Turkey presidential run-off – extending his 20 years in power. — The IndependentErdogan has claimed victory in Turkey’s presidential run-off. The results showed Erdogan ahead with around 52% of the vote, and his challenger, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, at around 48%. The opposition leader described the election as the most unfair ever, alleging election irregularities. Erdogan has been trying to secure his legacy as his nation’s most consequential leader since its founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, by extending his 20 years in power

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wins Turkish presidential election runoff – video

Erdogan’s Victory in Turkey’s Presidential Election: Key Takeaways

Both Erdoğan and Kılıçdaroğlu increased their votes, Erdoğan was the winner

İstanbul mayor calls on opposition supporters not to lose hope, remember local election win

Erdoğan and his hardline allies have won Turkey – women and LGBTQ+ people will pay the price | Constanze Letsch

RSF representative raises concerns over media freedom in Turkey following Erdoğan’s re-election

Why Turkey’s election is being closely followed in Africa

Live updates on Turkey’s presidential runoff vote

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