Will the economic crisis affect the votes of the Kurds in the second round?

  • Yayınlanma Tarihi: 05/23/2023
Will the economic crisis affect the votes of the Kurds in the second round?
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Turkey has a bad economy between underdeveloped countries in the world.

Since 2018, the rise of the dollar has been unstoppable in the country. The Turkish lira is also losing its value.

On the other side, President Erdoğan’s insistence on lowering the interest rate has led to a rise in inflation.

According to official data, inflation was 85 percent last year. However, according to some economists, it has been above 100 percent for a long time.

The candidate of the National Union Kemal Kilicdaroglu also pointed to the poor economic situation in the country and says this reality.

But when we look at this economic situation, we can deduce that there was no result in the first round of the presidential election.

Turkey will go to the polls for the second round on May 28.

Who will choose Kurdish voters in the second round? Did the economic crisis influence their vote?

“Now poor people are poorer and rich one is richer”

Photo: Beril Caymaz

According to 56-year-old Haci, Kilicdarolgu will win in the second round, adds, “He’s an honest man.”

My vote will be for Kilicdaroglu, he has closer to the Kurds. He is an honest man. AK party has been in office for 21 years. Because of the power, now poor people are poorer and rich one is richer. We can not take home a kilo of meat. A kilo of onions cost 35 lira, potatoes cost 25 lira. A loaf of bread cost 8 liras and we can not take a loaf of bread home.


Mercan Bayik works for the minimum wage and she troubles in the current state of the economy.

She says two reasons that Kilicdaroglu should be elected for the good of the Kurds and a good economy in Turkey.

I voted in the first ballot and will vote in the second round.

We can no longer live. There is no more democracy and no more money.

A citizen who was walking in the streets of Diyarbakır and did not want to reveal his name also says;

Whoever is good for my people and nation, I will vote for him.

Mercan Bayik

People don’t share the same opinion about the bad economy. Some voters also think Erdogan is good at managing the economy.

According to Zakir who is from Bitlis, there isn’t an economic crisis in the country, and the current situation is very good.

I voted for AK Party. We are satisfied with the AK Party. They help the poor people and help people with disabilities. We are pleased with him. We will vote for our president on May 28 and we will continue his way.


In the second round of the presidential election, Recep Tayyip Erdogan received 49.40 percent of the vote, Kemal Kilicdaroglu 44.96 percent and Sinan Ogan 5.2 percent.

This news was translated by Yonca Sarsılmaz