5 Famous Turkish People Who Got Into Trouble For Opposing President Erdogan And Ruling Party On Social Media
Turkey is one of the more socially engaged nations in the world, there are millions of Turkish people who use popular social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram on a daily basis for many reasons such as, entertainment, sports, etc. However, social media has also become an important medium as a tool for political participation for Turkish people since Turkey's President and his political party (AK Party) started to control traditional media channels, and have been trying to silence critical press and anyone who tries to oppose them. Today many regular citizens, politicians, athletes, artists, celebrities express their ideas, opinions to fight against Erdogan's authoritarian regime through social media. However, according to Turkey's Interior Ministry 1,656 people have been arrested for insulting officials on social media platforms since July.