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Turkey's Economic Woes Dog the Government Ahead of Polls

Feb 18, 2019 | 10:00 GMT
People line up to buy subsidized vegetables at a tent set up by the Ankara Metropolitan Municipality in the Cankaya district of the Turkish capital on Feb. 13, 2019.

People line up to buy subsidized vegetables at a tent set up by the Ankara Metropolitan Municipality in the Cankaya district of the Turkish capital on Feb. 13. Turkey's economy, as well as its Kurdish issue, are likely to be hot topics ahead of municipal elections on March 31.

(ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Pocketbooks and the Kurds are likely to be foremost on most voters' minds when Turkey heads to municipal polls on March 31 for an election that will provide a barometer of the ruling Justice and Development Party's (AKP) support. In 2014, the last time voters elected mayors in Turkey, the...

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