Turkey’s Currency Plunges, Potentially Threatening Erdogan’s Re-election Bid

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www.nytimes.com—The president called early elections hoping to get out ahead of economic troubles, but the lira’s dive caught up with him before the June vote.

▷@ [Turkey's Forex Plunges, Probably Threatening Erdogan's Re-Election Bid] ~ Independent Recorder. ISTANBUL — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey called early elections for June 24, more a year earlier than scheduled, in part to get ahead of tremors in the economy. But on Wednesday they caught up with him as the country’s currency, the lira, took a steep dive, presenting a potential danger to his re-election …