May 09 2018

Gov’t spokesperson slams TAMAM campaign, points to PKK, Gülen movement

Justice and Development Party (AKP) spokesperson Mahir Ünal on Tuesday slammed the worldwide trending anti-Erdoğan hashtag of TAMAM, meaning ‘enough,’ saying that oppositional phrase is mostly being shared from countries where the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the Gülen movement, both labelled as terror organizations by the Turkish government, are active.

T A M A M became a worldwide trending topic on Tuesday with close to 2 million tweets posted under the hashtag to tell the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan that they have had enough.

Erdoğan, during a speech on Tuesday, said "if the nation says 'enough' then we would step aside." One hour later, a new hashtag which echoed the president's words took the country's social media by storm: "tamam," a Turkish word meaning "enough."

The presidential and parliamentary elections on June 24 are set usher in a new presidential system in which the elected candidate will be the president for the first time armed with executive powers which have been an ongoing topic of criticism in Turkey.

‘’We know why FETÖ [the Gülen movement, which the government accuses of masterminding the July 15, 2016 coup attempt], the PKK and global powers are against our President,’’ Ünal said.

‘’Most of the tweets with the hashtag TAMAM are posted from countries where FETÖ and PKK are active. They are bot accounts. We can understand Greece. But what about those at home?’’

The spokesperson stressed that those using the hashtag did not understand the election procedure of expressing your opinion at ballot boxes. ‘’See you on the night of July 24,’’ Ünal said.