The newspaper, which is known for its interferences with political developments in other countries, published an article on Thursday that is designed to influence public opinion with a distorted depiction of President Erdoğan.
However, after the NYT's efforts to mobilize public opinion have been intensified as the Sunday's parliamentary election approaches, Turkish voters have started to question the newspaper's credibility in covering Turkish politics and reasons behind the attempt to demonize Erdoğan.
As the general elections approach, Turkey's political parties have intensified their campaigns to reach more people. The ruling AK Party has been in rule for 12 years and for the first time the party is joining the elections with a leader other than Erdoğan. Former Foreign Affairs Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu was elected by the party as the new chairman and succeeded Erdoğan, who became Turkey's first elected president.