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Rift with EU looks likely after Turkish referendum

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


Its fairness has been challenged by the opposition and international observers. Erdogan is nevertheless pressing ahead with consolidating his authority; in the coming months he will shake up Turkey's administrative system.


  • Erdogan will remain firmly in control inside Turkey and the opposition will be further marginalised.
  • Business confidence in Istanbul will remain low.
  • The government will seek foreign investors in such sectors as mining to help ease balance of payments difficulties.

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