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Tayyip Erdogan

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lanokia, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    You are as bad (or is it good?) as Rac, sometimes.;)
  2. JL48

    JL48 Star commenter

    His support is. In Istanbul itself he very much gets his support from working class districts - which he himself came from. To gain and hold on to power he played on exactly the same divisions in society as Trump did in the US and the Brexit vote in the UK did.
    I think that Thaksin Shinawatra was the first to try and gain power through playing to forgotten communities - unsuccessfully in the long run as the Thai Army just ousted him. Other countries that seem to have played the game since - mostly more successfully - are the Philippines and possibly Brazil.
  3. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Oh no... poor Tiny Tayyib.

    Turns out running an election a second time to get the result you want... might not always be a winner.
  4. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    A friend of a friend is in Istanbul now. Apparently it's quite lively in the streets now...
    JL48 and lanokia like this.
  5. JL48

    JL48 Star commenter

    I'd say that the Turkish people are the winners. They now have an unequivocal result unstained by accusations of cheating etc.
    chelsea2 likes this.
  6. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    And hope of a new direction / changes.
  7. JL48

    JL48 Star commenter

    It should also be noted that the revote was 3 months, not 3 years later.

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