International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Digital Signature Campaigns in Turkey as a Tool for Political Opposition
Tugba Yolcu, A.Asli Sezgin

The existence of competition within democracies is an essential element between individuals and groups, and what is appropriate to the soul of democracy is the peacefulness of this competition. This competition in democracies causes the limitation of the power of the state, and accordingly, the phenomenon of opposition. Opposition can be observed at any level and any period of societal life, starting from the family, which is the smallest unit. The concept of political opposition is generally used in the contexts of criticism of, and sometimes objection to, the applications and policies of the ruling party, by political parties. In this study, platform, which, thanks to the assistance of social sharing networks, has begun to influence large masses worldwide as a digital signing platform, was chosen as the target population, with the aim of revealing the role of digital signing campaigns on questioning the political power. The sample of the study is the digital signing campaigns that are carried out through in Turkey, in opposition to the political power. These campaigns will be investigated via content analysis method, within the scope of the function of, as well as the formation details and results of the campaigns.

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