Smudging is an ancient ceremony in which sacred plants are burned, and the resulting smoke is wafted throughout a space (or around someone’s body) to bless the space (or body).

But six months into the presidency, 100 members of his centrist Republic on the Move (LREM) party - from students to elected officials - say they are throwing in the towel, claiming the party as an "affront to the fundamental principles of democracy with an organisational style worthy of the ancien régime [before the revolution of 1789]".

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