Turkey is locked in the second round of the Presidential elections, which will take place on 28 May. Three days before the election, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan added a new one to his social media accounts.
“WE WITNESSED THE COLLAPSE OF PERCEPTION BALLOON ON MAY 14”
President Erdogan’s statements are as follows: “The election process in our country has been instrumental in understanding countless truths. On May 14, we not only saw the power of Turkish democracy at the ballot box, but also witnessed the deflating of the “perception bubbles”.
“CLAIMS OF ‘DICTATTORY’ AGAINST TURKEY”
So what were they? They were “dictatorship” slanders against Turkey. They were smear campaigns carried out by those who could not get even half of the electorate to the polls in their own country. They were insidious psychological operations carried out in the international press about us. It was the lies and shams that the opposition repeated squarely. It was the politics of fear fueled by the CHP Chairman and his company.
“WE SHOWED THAT IT IS COMPLETELY FAITH”
With the will that manifested in the ballot box on the night of May 14, we nullified all this. We have shown that the dictatorship claims are pure nonsense. We showed our nation that it is not possible to adjust from the covers of magazines. We have shown that the will of the Turkish Nation cannot be chained. We have shown that elections cannot be won with lies, slander and the politics of fear. We showed that it is impossible to enter the hearts of the people with hate speech. We have shown that it is not possible to walk with separatists and FETO members for the sake of political gain. In addition to many other facts, we once again showed the whole world the maturity level of our democracy in the last 21 years and the foresight of our nation.
“AFTER MAY 28, WE WILL CARRY OUR COUNTRY FURTHER”
We achieved this together with 85 million people, no matter which political party they voted for. Hopefully, after May 28, we will carry all these achievements of our country much further together.