Turkey’s so-called survival problem
Source:Ahval News Date:06Mar2019
This is important, because AKP-MHP portray the election as “existential”, rather than focusing on the economy. A former AKP deputy explains what that means
Turks will elect not only mayors but also the members of municipal assemblies on March 31. Usually such elections are more colourful in Turkey and voters are more engaged as they revive local rivalries. But the election will have no effect on the system or the government, but members of the ruling party still attach critical importance to the results. They are trying to stress the country is battling for survival and the polls have a meaning beyond just electing local councils.