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Tentacles of Turkey's Lost Secularism are Hard to Sever

Reader comment on item: The Religious Roots of Turkey's Currency Crisis
in response to reader comment: Trade Deficit Is the Last Fundamental Problem

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Dec 31, 2021 at 17:20

Does anyone really believe Erdoğan can pull Turkey away from the perceived financial disaster pending if Turkey continues in the direction it is going now? In this opinion, Reader Ryan does present some interesting possibilities of recovery IF certain circumstances stated bring about the results so stipulated: the problem is that Turkey is not alone in the region that has certain interdependencies not under Erdoğan's province to control.
Primary observations of Turkey's own interference south of the border will pull assets that Erdoğan does not have any true control over and in the vein of maintaining a wartime status, costs are now calculated in costs not valuated in lira. Trade deficits in wartime circumstances cannot be calculated until the battle is over and Turkey is nowhere near being out of the line of fire. Being entrenched in Islam guarantees that circumstance.

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