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Volume 8, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 2055-5695
  • E-ISSN: 2055-5709

Abstract

This study aims to discuss the virtual campaign of the dominant political power in Turkey and its supporters to keep the rainbow, the symbol of the LGBTI+ community, out of the public space via legal restrictions. It selected 1300 of the popular hashtags used in Turkey in 2020 – #Rainbow, #LGBTI, #TheRainbowisEverywhere, #BoycottLCWaikiki and #LCWaikiki, shared in Turkish and used between July and December 2020. It used the programme Python to obtain Twitter API links and Nvivo to perform a content analysis of these tweets, showing that the LGBTI+ community had used social media as an alternative public space in order to be heard.

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