Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has announced Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
as its presidential candidate, with an official logo bearing striking resemblance to that used in U.S. President Barack Obama’s campaigns in 2008 and 2012.
Both logos feature a sun to symbolize hope, with the circular shape of the Erdoğan logo tracing the outline of a tunnel. According to AKP officials, the sun - like the light at the end of a tunnel - is where a hard, zigzagging road leads, in reference to Erdoğan’s “journey of life.”
They added that the colors and typography have been designed to portray values like “sincerity, power, peace, union, prestige and assertive targets.”
The Erdoğan campaign also announced two official mottos on July 1: “National will, national power” and “The man of the nation, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.”