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Erdoğan orders removal of comments on live broadcast after hundreds of thousands of dislikes from youths

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was forced to hide comments during a live broadcast after pouring criticisms from students, with the video receiving over 368,000 dislikes on YouTube. The criticisms stemmed from the government’s decision to bring forward nationwide university admission exams to an earlier date in late June than scheduled, which prompted outrage among students.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was forced to hide comments during a live broadcast after pouring criticisms from students, with the video receiving over 368,000 dislikes on YouTube.

Erdoğan on June 26 was holding an online meeting with students set to take the Higher Education Entrance Exam (YKS) when young people started to use the hashtag, “You won’t receive our votes.”

Following the increasing number of comments, Erdoğan ordered the comment section to be disabled. The hashtag then became a trending topic on Twitter.

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