Nicholas Danforth: Erdogan’s hands are not tied by his political allies, still has power to reverse Turkey’s downward spiral
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Turkey is undergoing one of the most unpredictable periods in its modern history amid mounting concern over President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's shift towards authoritarianism. His poll ratings are sagging with rising inflation and the continued depreciation of the lira stemming from Erdogan's insistence on keeping interest rates low. With elections due in 2023, many wonder whether Erdogan, fearing that he may lose, will allow them to take place at all.