Erdogan’s AK Party Melting Fast In The Polls

Our poll of polls tables, which have gathered the results of nine different polling agencies March through June reveal a significant increase in the number of undecided voters, as well as a gradual but potentially irreversible slide in the combined support for AK Party and its ally nationalist MHP. Even though next set of national elections are scheduled for 2023, President Erdogan doesn’t have the luxury of time, as two of his former lieutenants Messrs. Ali Babacan and Ahmet Davutoglu, the parties of whom are slowly registering in poll figures.  Erdogan is losing control of social media, where the opposition is campaigning effectively to dismantle AK Party’s story of success promoted widely in the main-stream media.

Erdogan must revive the economy over summer months, or ”else”.   Can he?  What is the “else”?

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Published By: Atilla Yeşilada

GlobalSource Partners’ Turkey Country Analyst Atilla Yesilada is the country’s leading political analyst and commentator. He is known throughout the finance and political science world for his thorough and outspoken coverage of Turkey’s political and financial developments. In addition to his extensive writing schedule, he is often called upon to provide his political expertise on major radio and television channels. Based in Istanbul, Atilla is co-founder of the information platform Istanbul Analytics and is one of GlobalSource’s local partners in Turkey. In addition to his consulting work and speaking engagements throughout the US, Europe and the Middle East, he writes regular columns for Turkey’s leading financial websites VATAN and and has contributed to the financial daily Referans and the liberal daily Radikal.