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Hazelnuts: it’s showdown time

May 12, 2023 at 10:27 AM , Der AUDITOR
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ORDU. With the elections drawing near trading has effectively been killed. Opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu of the secularist Republican People’s party (CHP) has cast a spotlight on hazelnuts in a showdown with president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who is clinging to power.

On edge

Much is at stake in Turkey, where fear is that Erdoğan will refuse to back down, in case he loses the presidential election on Sunday. Polls, in fact, suggest that his main opponent Kılıçdaroğlu has a nominal lead. Any candidate winning more than 50% of the votes in the first round of elections will become or remain president. If no candidate secures a majority a runoff will, however, take place on 28 May. Sentiments have very much turned against Erdoğan, who has been president since 2014. Trouble is that he is effectively abolishing democracy an

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