[Before the new operation in Syria began] “Support for Erdoğan’s AKP lowest in 17 years, top pollster says…

Neşe İdil / Duvar English

Support for the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is lowest in 17 years, a leading pollster has said, adding that it has been decreasing steadily.

“If elections were held this weekend, the AKP would receive the lowest support in its 17 years in government,” Bekir Ağırdır, the general manager of the Istanbul-based research company KONDA, told Duvar English.

“We have been saying this sentence every month, which means that it continues to lose support every month. It breaks a new record every time,” he also said.

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