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.@SinanCiddi asks if the results of the #TurkeyElections2023 were expected or unexpected.

@SibelOktay says both.
@SinanCiddi @SibelOktay .@SinanCiddi asks @stevenacook: So, what went wrong?
Expectation management.
#Erdogan is an entrenched authoritarian. He will utilize the state apparatus when and where he needs to. But also... he has a potent message.
"He is the 'great master' for a reason."
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What we have been used to in Turkey for many elections in the form of bootlicking liturgy by the servile ulama class has now gone global.
And this thread by @YasirQadhi is both misguided and misleading on more levels that I can count.
First, on the Court "Ulama"s endorsement of a tyrant who has massacred, even burnt alive, so many innocent lives, who displaced 100s of thousands of Kurdish Syrians and created new IDPs and refugees in Syria, who has suspended so many rights and freedoms while allowing hijab,
+who suspended free and fair elections (as documented by all democracy monitors) and turned the regime into an electoral autocracy, who imprisoned 100s of thousands of innocent people, even strip-searching hijabis who fell on his wrong side while allowing hijabi civil servants,
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