Russia blamed for ‘deep fakes’ in Turkish election

Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan faces a tough election challenge from his main rival Kemal Kilicdaroglu tomorrow. Photo: Murad Sezer/Reuters© REUTERS

Orhan Coskun, in Ankara

Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan’s main rival, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, said yesterday his party has concrete evidence of Russia’s responsibility for the release of “deep fake” online content ahead of tomorrow’s presidential elections.

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