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Old 12th June 2019, 15:15   #221 (permalink)
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Re: Turkish Elections

Something strange going on in the Istanbul with rumors rife within the Turkish/Kurdish community in London and coming out of Istanbul.....

RTE seems to have drawn back from the Istanbul election campaign,with his promised appearance to lead 39 rallies to promote his candidate withdrawn and his normal daily TV appearances in support of the AKP candidate cut, in the lead up to the election to only occasional. Certainly out of character.

The emphasis ,publicity and statements are now being made by the AKP's Mayoral candidate Binali ...as normally seen in a election, but not known to happen before when the micro manager in chief is in charge .....

Its not known if the new tactics could be because last time there was a lack of knowledge of the AKP candidate by the Istanbul electorate, with it being overpowered by his boss whose record on the economy had damaged the campaign in a protest vote... ....

Or is it to diffuse in the likelihood of a second loss in Istanbul, the damage too the ego of untouchable infallibility of the boss??? ... always being seen a "winner" of elections.... with this time, the blame of his policies rightly being laid at his door.

I think unfortunately an AKP loss is unlikely, especially with all the measures obstacles, media smears, electorate inducements being taken by the ruling party, to keep the ousted Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu from winning ...

There is talk that the election wont even take place stopped before election day ... or in case it does, resulting in a Imamoglu win. A case is already being developed for his arrest , so the boss can install an Administrator as he has done with HDP elected Mayors in the S/E . As shown he is quite happy to use his new powers ....with the arrest of the likes HDP leader Demircan who became to popular and seen as a rival ..... There is some evidence this could be true with the boss calling for, and a investigation being taken up by the Ministry of Interior of Imamoglu's time in office whilst Mayor of Beylikdüzü.

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