Will Erdogan run for a final term in 2023? — RT in French


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hinted on December 10 that he would seek a presidential term for the last time, and announced in the process that he would then hand over to “young people”.

“We will launch the construction of the century of Turkey with the support that we ask in our name for the last time from our people in 2023”, affirmed Recep Tayyip Erdogan on December 10.

The Turkish president made the remarks during a speech in Samsun, in the north of the country, hinting that if he wins the 2023 elections, it would be his last term. “We will hand over this sacred flag to our young people,” he added.

In October, Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated his long-standing wish to prepare a new Turkish Constitution that would be “democratic, simple and visionary”. This project had been perceived by some observers as a desire to amend the limit of two presidential terms maximum, provided for by the Turkish Constitution.

Turkey faces the challenge of inflation

With the approach of the presidential and legislative elections scheduled for June 2023, the Turkish president, in power since 2003 and his Islamo-conservative party, the AKP, hope to keep the reins of the country. But the leader of Turkey faces many challenges, including inflation that has reached 84.4%.

In October, inflation reached its highest level in 25 years, at 85.5% over one year. The phenomenon is maintained by soaring energy and food prices. The previous annual inflation record dates back to 1997 with an increase of 85.67% over the year.


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