If the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) sees an increase in erosion of their votes and the increased possibility of losing power in a possible election then it would "use all the ammunition till it is finished" for their own political continuity. But this would indeed mean leaving a “gigantic wreckage” for the citizens of the country.
Ankara has been readying for Germany’s EU Presidency in its own way. The first thing on Ankara’s agenda is brokering and concluding a new migrant agreement with the EU, and doing so by gnawing away some serious concessions. We may translate this as “money talks”.
42 percent of Turkish people believe the economy will be stronger next year. What is more, those who couldn’t even pay the minimum amount of their credit card bills last month, 58 percent believed that the economic situation would improve next year. Unfortunately, there is a misguided feeling of optimism around.
Today, the ruling AKP government is seeking a new consolidation formula that does not rely on voter support. Instead, it shall rely on a survival rhetoric spearheaded by MHP leader Bahçeli and based on the alleged “local and national” majority.
Coronavirus crisis is ‘like no other’ as it hit all sectors, countries, says chief of Turkey’s top business group
TÜSİAD president Simone Kaslowski said that coronavirus epidemic has created an economic crisis “like no other” as this is also a health crisis and therefore there is no sector or country not impacted by the outbreak. “This does not resemble former crises; this is a health crisis, and there is no safe harbor left in the world. This is a global crisis and we need to tackle it as a global matter,” Kaslowsk said on May 7.
Turkey is better off than many other countries in terms of handling the current coronavirus crisis, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said. “Thank God, we are at a better position compared to many countries, but we do not see this as sufficient. The biggest threat that disrupts the struggle [against coronavirus] is pessimism,” he said.