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Social media battle lines drawn on Turkish vote for Erdogan's sweeping powers

The Turkish President is gunning for support to clamp down on dissent in an April referendum
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 05:50

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Since 2014, when Mr Erdogan became President, he has been pushing his powers, dominating politics with his personality. He was quoted on Friday as saying campaigning would start on Feb 7.

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CAMPAIGNING has not officially started, but a string of video "selfies" by the likes of sports stars, actors and cabinet ministers has already launched a divisive debate on plans that would hand Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan sweeping new powers.

His supporters see the

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