Turkey’s Erdogan promised to slash inflation as he launched campaign ahead of May election | DW News

One month before voters head to the polls in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has kicked off his election campaign with a rally in Ankara. Erdogan is seeking to rein in inflation and boost economic growth. Rampant inflation has eroded support for the president and his AK Party, presenting the biggest challenge to Erdogan’s rule since coming to power in 2002. Turkey is also still recovering from a massive earthquake in February that claimed thousands of lives and costs billions.

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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 www.paraanaliz.com and has contributed to the financial daily Referans and the liberal daily Radikal.