Chapter 4 ("To Be a Child in the 1980s in Turkey: A Construction of Generational Memory and Nostalgia Through Cyberspace") by Demet Lukuslu reports the results from a textual analysis on 1,377 entries in the online dictionary, Eksi Sozluk
. Specifically, the author analyzes a two-fold proposition: (1) the construction of collective memory through cyberspace; and (2) the double-edged nostalgia accompanying childhood memories--nostalgia over the 80s as well as nostalgia over the past/lost childhood (p.
Leaders of the opposition parties turned to Internet platforms to communicate with voters when they found themselves deprived of proper screen time on the public broadcaster TRT: The leader of Republican People's Party chose the popular urban dictionary Sour Dictionary (Eksi Sozluk) to answer voters' questions under the entry, "I'm Kilicdaroglu and I'm with you." Selahattin Demirtas, the now-jailed leader of the Peoples' Democratic Party, used Twitter's Periscope and Facebook's Livestream apps to answer direct questions from voters.
Accordingly, on Sour Dictionary (Eksi Sozluk), the label of "AK troll" is used to designate a group of Twitter writers who, in various terms, stated that they refuse to denounce the death of Berkin Elvan, a 14-year-old boy with Kurdish-Alevi background who was hit in the head by a tear-gas canister fired by the police during the Gezi Uprising ("Ak Troll," 2014).