Did Erdogan's hopes sink in the next presidential election in the recent rains? Did Erdogan's hopes sink in the next presidential election in the recent rains?
Written by  Jun 18, 2018 - 75 Views

Did Erdogan's hopes sink in the next presidential election in the recent rains?

The latest rains have made cities and provinces of Turkey a hub and a river, amid a state of public anger at the deterioration of the country's infrastructure, posing a threat to the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), coinciding with the country's early presidential election. Turkish voters are increasingly complaining about the inability of the authorities to redress the infrastructure problem. , As Turkey witnessed similar drowning in May.

The Turkish capital of Ankara, on May 5 last, heavy rains led to the injury of 6 people and flooded the streets of the city.

The latest rains flooded the streets of Istanbul, the country's largest city, underground corridors were flooded, and several people were stuck in their cars due to rising water levels, the daily Hurriyet Daily News said.

The failure of the authorities to "test the weather" and its implications for agriculture in Turkey, in light of the performance of the faltering economy due to the sharp decline of the Turkish lira and growing fears of worsening the situation under the political divide in the country.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan narrowly succeeded in passing his proposal to amend the constitution in a popular referendum in 2017, with only 51.4 percent of supporters and a majority in Istanbul against the expansion of the president's powers.

Erdogan's critics say his party has accumulated long years of power and entered into ideological and regional mazes that have wreaked havoc on the country.

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