How Erdogan’s Referendum Gamble Might Backfire

Source:Der Spiegel Date:11Apr2017

This Spiegel article, though I find it biased and certainly misinformed about the polls (they show a very close race) is worth adding to our website, because it tells a very realistic story of how President Erdogan’s grass-roots support might be crumbling just when he appears to be at the zenith of his power.  It is not enough for Erdogan to win the referendum; he badly needs to restore Turkey to former glory days of fast growth. I bet he can’t, as the linked article here from Reuters agrees. Turkey needs honest-to-God structural reforms, but these are not even on the agenda.