Turkey’s loaded post-election agenda

Source:Hurriyet Daily News Date:30Mar2019

A somber analysis of the decisions Turkey needs to reach  after the elections.   A reform road map and relations with the West headline the agenda.



On Monday, it will be time to focus on challenges and difficulties in front of Turkey in the coming period.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak announced on March 28 that the government was working on a reform package which could be unveiled in the second week of April.

The foreign policy front also suggests a busy and tense schedule. Turkey’s plan to deploy the Russian S-400 air defense system in July is the most immediate issue as the United States has already made clear that such a move would bring about serious consequences. Apart from excluding Turkey from the F-35 aircraft project, Washington threatens Turkey with sanctions that can deal a serious blow to the Turkish economy. Plus, no progress on talks for a safe zone inside Syria has been achieved so far.