Ever since it was founded as a republic in 1923, Turkey has struggled with its so-called Kurdish issue.
- Madhuri Karak
- JSTOR Daily
In Turkey, the cost of living has soared and inflation is hovering at 20%.
During last month’s local elections, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s ruling Justice and Development Party—A.K. Parti in Turkish—blamed this on “outsider” threats undermining Turkey over longstanding economic issues at home.
The weakening currency, for example, was cast as an American and Zionist-led conspiracy against Turkey.
According to historian Seda…