Turkey opposition party launches Google advertising campaign to target Erdogan

Turkey’s nationalist opposition Iyi Parti (Good Party) has launched a Google advertisement campaign with mischievous slogans targeting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government ahead of June 24 polls

The unprecedented campaign is led by party chief Meral Aksener, who split away from Turkey’s main nationalist group after it formed an alliance with Erdogan.

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Google searches of certain keywords lead internet users to humourous messages redirecting them to the site of Iyi Parti.

A search for the ruling AKP (Justice and Development Party) returns a top result which leads to the message: “Now there’s an even better one” a play on words associated with the Iyi Party’s name.

The campaign also targets Erdogan’s hugely controversial palace in the capital Ankara, which it describes as a “1,150 room bargain palace”.

A Google search for “empty rooms” leads internet users to Aksener’s campaign promise to open the vast palace to the public.

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