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Lindsay Lohan's pro-AK Party messages on Instagram, Twitter spark debate ahead of Turkey's elections

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In this  Sept. 30, 2014 file photo, U.S actress Lindsay Lohan performs a scene from the play, Speed the Plow, during a photocall at the Playhouse Theatre in central London. (AP Photo)
In this Sept. 30, 2014 file photo, U.S actress Lindsay Lohan performs a scene from the play, "Speed the Plow," during a photocall at the Playhouse Theatre in central London. (AP Photo)

An unusual Instagram post by American actress and singer Lindsay Lohan on late Friday contributed to the ongoing election debate in Turkey as the country will start taking the polls within hours.



In the post shared on Lohan's Instagram account and linked to Twitter, it said "In order to understand your future you must know your past! 13 more years of Unity and Hope!!" along with a map of Turkey with a Turkish flag painted on it. The accounts of famous Turkish comedians Cem Yılmaz and Yılmaz Erdoğan were also tagged in the post, along with a popular account that posts photos from Turkey.


The message in Lohan's post was interpreted as supportive of Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) due to its similarity to slogans that praise their 13 years of government.

Lohan's post was flooded by comments of Turkish users, mainly by insults. Most social media users claim that Lohan's account was hacked, as the 29-year old socialite does not have a record of interest in Turkish politics. In addition, Lohan, who once made the headlines of tabloid magazines with continuous visits to rehab centers for drug usage, lawsuits involving drunk driving and alleged lesbian relationship with British DJ Samantha Ronson, do not fall within the perfect support base for the staunchly conservative AK Party.

The post was deleted from Instagram within some two hours, however, it continues to remain on Twitter as of the time this article was written.

Some media sources claimed that Lohan deleted her post to quit from debate as her accounts were flooded with threats and insults by PKK terror organization and Gülen Movement linked accounts.

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