Weakening economy threatens Turkish government’s election chances

Today’s Wall Street Journal notes the growing dissatisfaction of the Turks with the stagnating economy and wonders whether that may deny Erdogan the electoral victory he needs on June 7 in order to transform the country into a presidential republic. According to recent polls, only a third of the Turks now approve of the way the economy is run and electoral approval of Erdogan’s AKP is down to 42% from the 52% achieved at the polls last year.


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