Turkish President Erdoğan flying over the Dardanelles: He fueled the upswing in his first years in office primarily by investing in the construction industry.

Turkish President Erdoğan flying over the Dardanelles: He fueled the upswing in his first years in office primarily by investing in the construction industry.

Foto:

Murat Cetinmuhurdar / Turkish Presidency / Abaca / ddp

Imagining Life after Erdoğan Turkish Economic Woes Fuel Speculation of Early Elections

A lira in freefall and skyrocketing prices: Turkey's economy is in poor shape and much of the population is suffering. President Erdoğan's weak response is strengthening the opposition and fueling speculation that elections may be held sooner than planned.
DER SPIEGEL 47/2021
SPIEGEL International
Former business owner Hasan Karavus in Istanbul's impoverished Tarlabaşı district: "I've hit rock bottom."

Former business owner Hasan Karavus in Istanbul's impoverished Tarlabaşı district: "I've hit rock bottom."

Foto: Rena Effendi / DER SPIEGEL
A currency exchange office in Istanbul: The lira is in a state of free fall.

A currency exchange office in Istanbul: The lira is in a state of free fall.


Foto: Sedat Suna / epa
CHP party leader Kılıçdaroğlu: A confident and united opposition.

CHP party leader Kılıçdaroğlu: A confident and united opposition.

Foto: Emin Ozmen / DER SPIEGEL