Pelican clique undermines Turkey’s ruling party, seeks Istanbul re-vote

Source:Ahval News Date:12Apr2019

A precious expose of the factions within AKP with focus on  one particularly virulent strain, called the Pelicanists.  A must read for those who need to understand the intricacies of Turkish politics.


Many in Turkey say the attacks against the legitimacy of the polls have been led by a group known for aggressive media tactics and influence among senior officials: the Pelicanists.

Fırat Erez is a former member of the group with close knowledge of its workings. He worked as a freelance content producer and artistic director for the group, and later as an editor for some of its websites, including Lies of the Day , which aims to dispute news stories critical of the AKP.