More than a million people tweeted to say 'enough' to President Erdoğan
More than a million people tweeted to call time on President Tayyip Erdoğan on Tuesday, making the word 'Tamam' (Enough) a trending topic worldwide.
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More than a million people tweeted to call out President Tayyip Erdoğan on Tuesday, making the word ‘tamam’ (meaning ‘enough’) a trending topic worldwide after he said, "If one day our nation says ‘enough’, then we will step aside".
Soon after the speech, the #Tamam hashtag swept across Turkish-language Twitter, then became a global trending topic.
Erdogan’s rivals in the presidential polls also jumped in, with the “Tamam” tweets from his main opponents.
Social media has become the primary platform for opposition against the government in Turkey, where traditional media is saturated with coverage of Erdoğan and his ministers. Erdoğan’s speeches, usually two or three a day, are all broadcast live on major channels, while opposition parties get little or no coverage.
Erdoğan has been ruled Turkey for 15 years and last month, he declared snap elections for June 24, bringing the polls forward by more than a year. (EVRENSEL DAILY)