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The failure of the Nation Alliance under optimal conditions shows that 'big tent' coalitions under a single list often do not succeed in extending the opposition's reach.
As strongman defies the odds to hold on to power, jailed opponent Demirtas warns “a huge operational force has taken over the state”.
Efforts to detect ballot box anomalies also hindered by block put on access to 2018 data. Situation revealed ahead of May 28 presidential run-off.
The Central Bank of Turkey kept its policy rate flat at the May meeting and concluded that the current rate is adequate to support the recovery from February's earthquakes. It did not offer any signals about a policy change ahead.
New wave of disillusioned young Turks looks set to abandon country if strongman is re-elected on May 28.
Lira hits latest record low and cost of insuring debt soars. New data, meanwhile, shows central bank burnt through $17bn in weeks before polls attempting to prop up economy.
If there was widespread ballot box fraud, then we will never know as nobody was set up to look out for it. But if Turkey’s strongman does indeed remain so popular, analysts must learn that hope is not analysis.
Reports indicate Erdogan challenger Kilicdaroglu wants tighter operation against ballot box fraud.
Inflation remains a drag on growth in Emerging Europe, along with sluggish growth in advanced economies and stricter financing conditions in Central Europe and the Baltic states.
In Turkish elections there is a thievery margin. Everybody knows it.
Challenger Kilicdaroglu scores much less than expected. Markets disappointed the era of president’s ‘unorthodox’ economics is not over.
Eagerly awaited poll puts main challenger Kilicdaroglu 0.7 pp from knockout victory. Most Ince voters expected to switch to his camp.
Headline indicator posted 51.5 in April, up from 50.9 in March. New early retirement law hinders new hires.
Microphones pick up someone saying “Oh, no, oh no” as programme pulled from air but Turkish president returns to broadcast minutes later for one more question.
‘Gandhi’ Kemal Kilicdaroglu speaks openly about his potentially problematic Alevi faith. “We are witnessing a phenomenon”, says one analyst.
Election campaign talk of a new global finance era in Turkey “devoid of reality” says one critic.
USDA says impacts will be bigger than those caused by earthquake disaster.
The Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine has had profound impacts on development and poverty alleviation in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region of the World Bank, the international ...
Turkey is broken by earthquakes, economic hardship and above all, polarisation, writes Asli Aydintasbas, adding that opposition win would offer chance to restore democracy.