That Curajus State

As we know the Senior Lecturer is insistent that the State should have more power. Be Curajus.

Erdogan has certainly been that.

The Turkish lira has shed almost 30 per cent of its value since Mr Erdogan switched the parliamentary system to an executive presidency last year, partly prompted by his poor meetings with investors in London last May, when he announced that he was planning to rein in inflation by suppressing interest rates — a move that flies in the face of all economic orthodoxy.


Berat Albayrak, 41, flew to Washington late last week to try to breathe life into the Turkish economy and currency, which have been failing since Mr Erdogan, 65, centralised almost all powers in his hands.

Turkey’s muzzled media has largely hailed the trip as a success, focusing on Mr Albayrak’s discussions yesterday with President Trump and Jared Kushner, the US president’s son-in-law, in which they touted having tripled trade to $75 billion.

However, one investor told the Financial Times that it was “one of the worst performances from a finance minister I have seen”. Another told Axios, a news website, they had “never seen someone from an administration that unprepared”. A fund manager described it as “a shit-show”.

That Curajus State is an interesting idea obviously. Except that our more usual problem is curbing the actions of the idiots who manage to gain office.

5 thoughts on “That Curajus State”

  1. The difficulty is that there isn’t a hair’s breadth between the courageous and the coercive state.

  2. I think you’ll find that this is all the fault of Jews, Kurds, Islamaphobes and the ANZACs, it is most certainly not goat fucker Erdogan’s fault.

  3. I thought the Turkish economy was mainly based on fezes, funny cigarettes, and marrying fat old Western women and their beautiful passports?

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