Duvar English

Journalist Murat Yetkin, in his last piece, analyzed the state of Turkish economy and its effects over domestic political calculations of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) leader President Tayyip Erdoğan.

“The popularity of Erdoğan usually rises when there is a nationalist sentiment regarding military-involved operations in Syria and Libya, but almost all opinion polls show that those are temporary. The overall rating of Erdoğan’s AKP, together with Devlet Bahçeli’s Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) as its election partner, is below the 50 percent plus 1 vote election threshold to get re-elected. Under the ongoing economic circumstances, an early election for Erdoğan will be too risky and unnecessary,” Yetkin argued.

Yetkin’s article in full can be reached here.