‘Hologram Erdoğan’ again? Turkey’s AKP to announce presidential nominee with special effects show
The Justice and Development Party (AKP) is set to announce its presidential candidate in Ankara on July 1 with a presentation featuring special 3D technology. Current Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄan is the most likely contender for the ruling party.
The party has invited former and current deputies, ministers, deputy ministers, mayors, members of its central decision-making bodies, party delegates, heads of provincial branches and founding members, as well as some 250 journalists and columnists for the meeting.
It will take place at the Ankara Trade Chambersâ (ATO) Congresium, which has a capacity of approximately 4,000 seats. Intense security measures will be taken inside and around the Congresium and only those who have special cards given by the party will be able to enter to the hall.
According to party officials who spoke to daily HÃ¼rriyet, Datatonâs special Watchout system will be used in âa visually rich presentation that will create the perception of three dimensions.â With the system, âpaths, images and video can move freely through 3D spaceâ at the userâs command, the official Watchout website says.
The Watchout-enhanced Fiesta de la Vendimia in Argentina. Image courtesy AV TECNICA
Turkish PM ErdoÄan had made headlines earlier this year when he appeared in hologram form to address AKP members in the western province of Ä°zmir in January. Former Transportation Minister Binali YÄ±ldÄ±rÄ±m was reportedly the mastermind behind that particular use of cutting-edge new technology.
The July 1 meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. local time and will feature a cine-vision screen presentation praising the AKPâs 12 years in government.