Erdogan Woos Voters With Billions in Spending Before Election
By Selcan Hacaoglu
May 17, 2018, 11:00 AM GMT+2
With just weeks left to elections, Turks are being showered with government largesse.
From a pair of $250 checks for 12 million retirees, to tax breaks, lower mortgage rates, debt forgiveness packages and more, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government is rolling out all the stops as he seeks to guarantee a win on June 24. The spending comes against a backdrop of economic strain that for the first time looks likely to threaten his support.
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