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#Turquie #TurkeyElections
Le Hizbullahı turc fait son entrée au parlement
ce groupuscule terroriste ultra violent se rachète une virginité politique et je crois qu’il est utile de faire un focus sur eux.
Qui sont-ils ? ⬇️
Ils ne vont pas siéger sous l’étiquette Hizbullahı évidemment, ne serait-ce que parce qu’ils sont sur la liste des organisations terroriste des USA (inscrits en 1997 en même temps que le PKK - et je crois qu’ils n’en sont pas sortis, mais si je me trompe corrigez moi)
Le Hizbullahı n’a rien à voir avec le Hezbollah libanais chiite

C’est un groupe sunnite radical, kurde, créé pour combattre le PKK d’Öcalan, et qui s’est illustré dans les années 1990 par ses attentats, assassinats, viols collectifs et torture dans le Sud-Est de la #Turquie
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🇹🇷Le Conseil électoral suprême a déclaré @RTErdogan vainqueur dans la nuit, avec 52,14% des voix, un taux de participation à 84% (86% en 2018, une alerte prise au sérieux par l’#AKP).

Avec les remontées par région, et mes contacts en #Turquie, quelques observations ⬇️
#Erdoğan est un habitué des victoires écrasantes au 1er tour, mais ce qu’il a fait reste une performance après 20 ans de pouvoir, une crise économique qui sape le pays, le tremblement de terre de février qui a joué le rôle d’encre révélatrice de la corruption de l’#AKP.
Je l’ai déjà dit ici : il est probable que le scénario de 2nd tour ait même eu sa préférence.
RTE a construit son mythe politique sur son image de survivant, plus encore après le coup d’Etat de 2016 qui à profondément marqué sa psyché (et la psyché collective)
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🧵 Counting is underway in Turkey's runoff election, with President Erdogan taking an early lead against challenger Kilicdaroglu.

🇹🇷 Follow this thread for #TurkeyElections updates and market reactions Image
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's longest-serving leader, is ahead with 56.4% of the votes with nearly half of all ballot boxes counted, according to state-run news agency Anadolu.

His rival Kemal Kilicdaroglu is at 43.6%…
Erdogan’s lead narrows but remains ahead with 52.3% of the vote and 95.2% of ballot boxes opened.

Kilicdaroglu is trailing with 47.7%, according to state-run Anadolu Agency Image
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Time to start a new 🧵 ahead of the second round of elections scheduled for May 28.
Kicking off the thread with this new campaign video released by presidential candidate @kilicdarogluk and @jamesinturkey's take on it.
Highly recommend watching this video () by journalsit @nevsinmengu discussing election night and what went wrong. Few takeaways:
CHP algorithm was wrong (esp as the party did not have observers at 20k polling stations);+
Meanwhile journalsit @RusenTakva explains other mistakes by YSK (supreme election council). One party contesting votes (this is for parliamentary seats) is Yesil Sol Parti. According to Takva some 250k-300k votes were assigned to MHP (in coalition with the AKP) instead of YSP
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🧵Counting is underway in Turkey's most pivotal elections in a generation, with President Erdogan locked in a close battle with rival Kilicdaroglu.

Follow this thread for #TurkeyElections updates and market reactions Image
Erdogan is leading the presidential race with around 22% of the ballots counted.

The Turkish president got 55% of the votes while his main rival Kemal Kilicdaroglu got 39%, according to state broadcaster TRT
Erdogan’s reported lead narrows rapidly as the number of ballots counted increases.

With 41.8% of ballot boxes opened, the Turkish president won 52.7% of the vote and Kilicdaroglu 41.4%, state broadcaster TRT says.

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Elections are being held in Turkey today. They could unseat Erdoğan's dictatorial government. A member of @TheCanaryUK has joined the election monitoring in Bakur. We'll be giving updates throughout the day in this thread #TurkeyElections

The stakes here are high. 10k people…… Image
Erdoğan has imprisoned 6000 people from the HDP since 2015, and replaced elected HDP mayors with state appointed governors. The Turkish state began moves to criminalise the HDP before the election, so the movement formed the Green Left Party to contest the elections @HDP_Europe Image
The Green Left Party isn't your average political party. They want to create radical, people-centred democracy in Turkey, led from a grassroots level. Read our Canary article about them here #TurkeyElections… @HDP_Europe
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Starting a 🧵on the upcoming elections in #Turkey scheduled for May 14.

Will be adding articles, podcasts, and interviews I find useful for the international audience watching the elections from afar.
First up, some of the stories we have published at @globalvoices

May 14 will go down in the history of the Turkish Republic as one of the most important elections to date.…
In the run-up to the election, the AKP and its leader have made alliances with numerous parties looking to dismantle women's rights in the country, including lifting Law 6284, which protects women against domestic violence.…
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Preliminary observations on #TurkeyElections:
1) The opposition (#Nation bloc) making major gains, including the capital Ankara & Antalya.
2) HDP proved to be kingmakers - swayed votes to the #Nation bloc.
3) AKP losing significant votes & mayors to its #Peoples bloc partner MHP.
Preliminary prediction on #TurkeyElections: AKP cadres have seen that #Erdoğan's strategy of framing the elections around the theme "existential threat" has backfired, and will start complaining of losing votes, municipalities, & spoils to their ultranationalist partner #MHP.
Of #Turkey's 12 largest cities, the opposition is winning at least 7: #Ankara, #İzmir, #Adana, #Antalya, #Mersin, #Eskişehir, & #Diyarbakır. The largest city #Istanbul is a toss-up! #Bursa, too, is too close to call. AKP is losing Turkey's economic power houses. #TurkeyElections
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A thread on the #TurkeyElections and a short history of democracy there, especially for non-Turkophiles:

1. Turkey has elections (often, and with extremely high, extremely enthusiastic turnout), but is not a democracy. This is quite new.
2. Experts disagree over when exactly this 'exit' occurred, but most agree that elections can no longer result in a change of power (on a national level; there are many cities & provinces administered by opposition parties). Elections are unfair, and if need be, partially rigged.
3. Starting in 1950, Turkey had regular, competitive elections. It was considered an illiberal "military-tutelage" democracy, with regular coups, and after the 1980 coup, a National Security Council (MGK) held monthly meetings essentially dictating government policy.
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