Turkey’s Economic Turbulence: Domestic Initiatives and International Expectations

Source:Center for Strategic International Studies Date:30Sep2018

Renown Middle East expert Mr Bulent Aliriza comments on Turkey’s  economic crisis and Erdogan’s strategy to navigate out of it.


Erdogan is clearly facing one of the most serious challenges of his political life. Ironically, it is coming not from domestic political opponents he has repeatedly trounced over the course of 16 years, during which he has been governing the country while transforming it into a full presidential system, but from external global forces without whose help he would not have been able to strengthen his grip on power.