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Is a social media win enough to win elections?

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10.05.2018

Two days ago President Tayyip Erdoğan gave the kind of motto to the opposition that the latter was unable to find for a long time: “Enough” or “Alright” (tamam). He said that if citizens tell him “tamam” then he will step down.

“Tamam” became a worldwide trending topic within hours, and more than 1.3 million tweets were shared with this word in one day. Hollywood stars like Elijah Wood and internet celebrities like Amanda Cerny also joined in the conversation by saying “tamam.”

After a while the word meaning “more” or “continue” (devam) also started to be shared by accounts supporting the president. At the peak point there were around 400,000 tweets with “devam.” One opposition TV channel, Halk TV, even started citing the........

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