Presidential election

Turkey: Third-Party Presidential Candidate Drops out Claiming He Was Photoshopped into Israeli Porn

Challengers to Islamist Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan denounced a series of dirty tricks during this year’s presidential race in the last week before Sunday’s election, including Erdoğan airing a video falsely linking top opponent Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu to terrorists and a third-party candidate claiming doctored images have surfaced featuring him in Israeli pornography.

ISTANBUL, TURKIYE - APRIL 30: Chairman of Homeland (Memleket) Party and presidential candidate, Muharrem Ince makes a speech as part of an election campaign ahead of presidential and parliamentary elections in Umraniye district of Istanbul, Turkiye on April 30, 2023. (Photo by Arife Karakum/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)