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RE: Getting the numbers up

Reader comment on item: Will Turks Accept the Election Results?
in response to reader comment: manipulating the figures according to Yes Minister and Volkswagen

Submitted by Michael S (United States), Nov 5, 2015 at 00:54

Erdogan's base of support is ignorant Islamic peasants. They believe Qur'an; they believe the Jews poison wells; they believe anything their mullahs tell them -- because to not believe, means getting arrested and tortured. Therefore, if Erdogan says the AKP got 49% of the vote, then the AKP got 49% of the vote. As you say, "getting the numbers up" is no problem. Viz,

"Turkish police 'detain 44 Gulenists' after AKP poll win
November 03, 2015 - 14:31:38 GMT

cf. Night of the Long Knives.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.


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