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Turkey Approaches Critical Election as Economic Model Wobbles

In five short years, Turkey has experienced a whirlwind of political events -- from popular upsurges to changes in the political system, war within and outside the country, and bombing attacks. In fact, the nation has been under an official state of emergency since a failed coup in July 2016. Complicating matters, Turkey’s economy is on very shaky ground, just as the country is bracing itself for general elections which could prove pivotal in the long-term.
As it is, Turkey is on the verge of a currency crisis. The lira is down 24% against the U.S. dollar year-t...


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