JULY 16, 2002
Turkish GP bid faltering as government stumbles on
ANY hope that their might have been of a Turkish Grand Prix seem to be failing as the current government stumbles towards what looks like being an early demise. The current government consists of three parties which are held together by Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit but there are signs that the whole thing is about to come apart as the parties maneuver in preparation for the next elections in 2004. There are also serious problems with the Turkish economy.
The 77-year-old Prime Minister is also unwell and seems unable to break the deadlock that exists in government. There is speculation that the government will soon collapse and a new one will be elected but the support that exists for the idea of a Turkish GP may not exist with any new government.