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How is “Organized Irregularities” Defined, actually? I still think this is neither good or wise. Not good at all.
#TurkeyElections: I have said it, and will say it again. This is WRONG. This will backfire. Especially during this critical period this is the last thing #Turkey needs. - - - “Erdogan's party to demand total recount Istanbul ballots@ is.gd/1WNgAD
Turkish ruling party seeks total recount of Istanbul votes nationalpost.com/wcm/d7c8232f-8… via @nationalpost
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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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Living through first local elections in #Turkey After 32 years!!! The dynamics & methods are so different than US- In some ways cute & funny. Every 15 min Painted vans blasting music for each different party passing by my house!!! My dog’s been going nuts for the past 14 days!!!
The District Head showed up at my door this morning (at 8!)- gave me all the documentations and location for info for the voting boots. I am so Not used to this. Very interesting. Very different!!!
When compared with USA the cost of running for office is sooooo much lower. TV spots not in the equation. Volunteers, a few painted-postered vans making rounds, and yes: music, music, music.
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#TurkeyElections- Still debating: Should I do a 48-hr countdown updates (This is when, with tense elections like this, “things”, happen).Or Not. Hmmm. We are already seeing “currency manipulation” operations taking place. And the probability of “Other Things” happening is high...
Here’s my #Tweet Of the Day: Pinned. Now it is “Your” Turn to let me know: Respond-Comment, Share-Retweet. This is the Only way you let me know whether: 1- you are an active follower , or, not. 2- The only way using this #twitter forum is meaningful. Now your turn.
#TurkeyElections- Here are the “Blinking Red” Areas: Economy (#Currency Coups?), #Kurdish Tension, #NewZealand-Related Incident (As False Flag?- They did Not raise threat level despite ...), #GolanHeights-Related Developments?) ...
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#TurkeyElections- Still debating: Should I do a 48-hr countdown updates (This is when, with tense elections like this, “things”, happen).Or Not. Hmmm. We are already seeing “currency manipulation” operations taking place. And the probability of “Other Things” happening is high...
#TurkeyElections- Here are the “Blinking Red” Areas: Economy (#Currency Coups?), #Kurdish Tension, #NewZealand-Related Incident (As False Flag?- They did Not raise threat level despite ...), #GolanHeights-Related Developments?) ...
#TurkeyElections- In Case you haven’t seen it: here’s why #NeeZealand “Blinking Red” as a potential “Pretext” for #FlaseFlag situation. Despite “all” indicators no rise in threat-level in #Turkey. Will it be used right before the elections?? via @YouTube
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Why would the chinese government or the russians be running twitter bot networks that retweet Turkish President Erdogan?
#bots #Turkey #Erdogan #Elections2018 #TurkeyElections #TurkishElections2018
i noticed #Lavrov was a trending hashtag of at the on the dashboard, and figured it would be interesting to check out. I usually don't find many bots doing this, but this time I did
dashboard.securingdemocracy.org
I ran across these 30+ accounts all created on the same day, all with the same status, friends, followers, and favorites totals.
When you are scrolling through twitter data on a spreadsheet this never happened unless you have found some bots.
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