When Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan couldn't make it to the city of Izmir last Sunday to give a speech, he wasn't too bothered—because he decided he'd give it by hologram instead.

In front of a crowd of thousands, a 10-foot hologram of Erdoğan appeared to talk about upcoming municipal elections and corruption. While holograms remain a quirky-but-cool subculture of visual arts of visual arts, they've recently seen a resurgence and been employed for entertainment purposes. Perhaps this might be enough to encourage the Republican party to roll out their Raegan hologram. [YouTube via Verge]