Erdoğan voted most and least popular for Person of the Year
AA PhotoTurkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was voted as the most and the least popular person in Time magazine's Person of the Year polls, Time magazine reported.
Erdoğan not only received a crushing 122, 928 votes in his favor, with his nearest competitor football legend Lionel Messi receiving a far less amount, but also more than 180,000 votes were cast against him becoming Time's Person of the Year, making him the least popular candidate in the race.
Campaigns were led during the polls both in favor and against the Turkish prime minister, Time magazine said.
Time further referred to The Wall Street Journal report on receiving emails from Turkish Internet users under a "Vote NO!" campaign, warning of the impact such a title would have on Erdoğan's policies with his already existing "craving" for power.
Time magazine said the 2011 Person of the Year has not been finalized yet and will not be revealed until next week.