Real Turkey Channel:  The only reform we need is Mr Erdogan to retire


Trust is very hard to earn and very easy to lose.  Turkey has lost trust in President Erdogan.  We live in a country where 75% of the youth wishes to migrate and 73% have lost all hope in a better economic tomorrow.  Erdogan’s habit of driving political mileage out of tension, conflict and polarization has finally broke the fragile bond of trust between his persona and the Turkish people.  Sensing the changing mood, he now promises reforms.  He doesn’t need to promise. Sine he is THE STATE, he can start them asap. But, he won’t. Because reform in Turkey means “Erdogan sacrificing a part of his privileges”.  Erdogan, prosperity and  development have become oxymorons.  The best reform he can undertake is to retire.

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.