FAST FIVE: Turkey's Brain Drain: Why Youths See No Future There

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Konda, a pollster, found in 2019 that Turkish youths were less likely than the wider population to identify themselves as “religious conservative.” They were less likely to fast, pray regularly or (for females) cover their hair.

There is new data suggesting that younger Turks have a Western mindset instead of “religiously conservative/devout” one, as Erdoğan hoped they would.

And in 2016, a young university student was arrested on charges of insulting Erdoğan and making propaganda for a terror organization — all that for a social media message.

In the country, youth unemployment is more than 25 percent.

Under these conditions, she explained, young people do not envision a future for themselves .

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