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Old 14.02.2019, 11:18
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Re: What is happening in Turkey tonight?

Turkey’s government will sell cheaper vegetables and fruits online besides their sales at physical points-of-sale set up in a number of districts by municipalities in the capital Ankara and Istanbul as part of efforts to fight against excessive price hikes which President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan recently described as “food terrorism.”

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Selling stuff below wholesale prices does not sound like a long term plan! Also the local retail businesses will be very unhappy, maybe they will start buying their stocks online!

I wonder if voters will fall for this trick and vote for Erdoğan and his party in the local elections next month?

With inflation around 20% and lira around 5.3 to the US$ so prices will not improve any time soon.
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Re: What is happening in Turkey tonight?

Taking a page from the Chavez-and-Maduro book?


What could possibly go wrong?


While Turkey does not have oil, it has a number of get-out-of-jail cards that include its NATO membership and its geostratetic position at the border of the Middle-East (and the new Russian Empire).



Erdogan has managed to play (and please) any side at a given time more than anyone else in the past.



Someone will bail them out, it's a good bet.
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Holiday special with Erdotours
Book three weeks holiday in Turkey and stay for up to 20 years; all at Govt. expense.

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Presumably related to the jailing of a German journalist and to other jailings and travel bans.
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