Foreign and Defense Policy, Middle East and North Africa

If Erdoğan can’t beat ‘em, photoshop ‘em

REUTERS/Stringer

REUTERS/Stringer

More than a week after they erupted, protests in Turkey continue to go strong. Just as during the Cedar Revolution in Lebanon, in which Hezbollah thugs and pro-government forces sought to match every anti-government demonstration, so too in Turkey is Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan seeking to meet rallies with counter-rallies. While the state-controlled and Islamist press has given tremendous coverage to the supporters who have met Erdoğan upon his return from a North Africa trip, it seems there may be less to the government’s supporters than meets the eye. Again, just as Hezbollah embraced “fauxtography” during its 2006 war with Israel, so it seems that Erdoğan’s supporters are now trying to achieve through photoshop what they haven’t been able to in reality. He may still triumph, but how sad it is that with every passing day, Erdoğan consolidates the image of an anti-democratic thug.

3 thoughts on “If Erdoğan can’t beat ‘em, photoshop ‘em

  1. Erdogan merged as a new type of politician.Whos purpos is to denay the Great Armenian Genocide which will be 100 years on 2015.Despatr all photos and still survaivers video interviews,he keeps denaying and not recognizing the crimes of Turkey against the HUMANITY.The problem is also is that the US department officials not pushing to recognize the Genocide like most countries in the world and also most states in the USA.Shame on US corrupt hi rank politicians.

    • One Hundred Years of Great Armenian Genocide wil be on 2015.Steel Turkey is not accepting the facts of crime against humanity.They annexed not only Armenian lands,also destroying Armenian monuments and changing the location names.Like the Armenian Highland was changed to Anatolu,Kostandinopolis to Istanbul.Like Aziks are destroying Armenian Cemeteries in Naxijevan.
      This 2 nomad countries and the people don’t have a feeling of moderland because the were nomads and nothing will change them beying nomads.

  2. Erdogan merged as a new type of politician.Whos purpos is to denay the Great Armenian Genocide which will be 100 years on 2015.Despait all photos and still survaivers video interviews,he keeps denaying and not recognizing the crimes of Turkey against the HUMANITY.The problem is also that the US department officials not pushing to recognize the Genocide like most countries in the world and also most states in the USA.

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