NYTimes: Erdogan’s Election Hopes Could Hinge on Earthquake Response
The Turkish Presidential election is occurring in May, and current President Tayyip Erdogan’s odds will be significantly influenced by his response to the catastrophic earthquake that hit Turkey earlier this week. Interestingly enough, he came to power in 1999 after a poor government earthquake response that resulted in a financial calamity for the country. He has already faced criticism, after a 2017 referendum that narrowly passed in 2017 expanded the powers of the President. All eyes will be on President Erdogan during the three-month state of emergency to determine if he should remain in power in Turkey. To read the full article, click here. To read more about disaster preparedness, click here.