Erdogan Most and Least Liked in Time’s ‘Person of the Year’ Poll

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was the most and least-popular candidate for Time magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ award.

Erdogan got 122,933 “yes” votes from readers, ahead of Argentinian soccer player Lionel Messi and deceased Apple Inc. (AAPL) founder Steve Jobs, the results of the annual poll, published on the magazine’s website today, showed.

He was also the least popular person among readers, with 180,564 “no” votes, it said. Casey Anthony and Kim Kardashian followed, it said.

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