More than one million people took to Twitter on Tuesday to call time on President Tayyip Erdogan, tweeting “Tamam” (“Enough”) hours after he promised to step down if “Turkish nation says enough” in the upcoming election.
Addressing his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) parliamentary group meeting on Tuesday, Mr. Erdoğan said “if one day our nation says ‘enough’, then we will step aside.”
In several hours following his speech, thousands including the presidential candidates from opposition parties took to Twitter to tweet TAMAM, making it a trending topic worldwide after he promised to step down if the people wanted it.
Mr. Erdogan has been ruling his country for 15 years now. Last month, he announced snap elections for June 24.
1- Muharrem Ince, the candidate of the main opposition CHP:
“Time is up. Enough!”
— Muharrem İNCE (@vekilince) May 8, 2018
2- Temel Karamollaoğlu, the candidate of the Fecility Party (Saadet):
“Enough, god willing!”
T A M A M İnşallah!
— Temel Karamollaoğlu (@T_Karamollaoglu) May 8, 2018
3– Meral Akşener, the candidate of the İYİ (Good) Party :
4– Selahattin Demirtaş, the imprisoned candidate of the Pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) :
“I am a bit late as my teapot was broken. ENOUGH.”
Ketılda arıza vardı, onun için geciktim. T A M A M
— Selahattin Demirtaş (@hdpdemirtas) May 8, 2018