Why 2023 could spell the end of the Erdogan era

Turkey, this modern state that Mustafa Kemal Atatürk created on the remains of the Ottoman Empire, will be 100 years old in 2023. The atmosphere will be far from festive. In 2010, the authoritarian president of the country, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, pledged to increase the GDP to 2,000 billion dollars and to make Turkey one of the ten largest economies in the world by 2023.

In fact, undermined by 80% inflation and a weak currency, two phenomena largely due to the policies of Erdogan himself, the country is skating in 19th place in the world. GDP has shrunk from $957 billion in 2013 to $815 billion in 2021.


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