Turkish PM left out of Time’s 'Person of the Year 2012' poll
AA PhotoTurkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been left out of Time magazine's "People's Choice for 2012 Person of the Year" list this year, daily Hürriyet reported today.
Last year, Erdoğan was the most voted person in the "people's poll" with more than 122,000 votes, while "The Protester" was named "Person of the Year" by Time editors.
This year’s list includes Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity, and the Higgs boson particle, but Erdoğan is not one of the 40 individuals available to vote for.
Egypt President Mohamed Morsi is currently leading voting with more than 220,000 votes, with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un following him in second. The poll closes on Dec. 12.