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Demographics May Also Explain Shift

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Submitted by Dave (Canada), Oct 4, 2014 at 17:35

I have read that demographic shifts in Turkey, especially the migration of poorer and less educated people with large families from the countryside into the cities, has tilted the electoral balance in favor of the more primitive religious parties. Perhaps Turkey is prey to the same unfortunate tendency in Western countries of the educated middle class to limit family size and is seeing a similar degradation internally that many European countries are experiencing from Third World immigration. I just hope that Turkey is not the future.

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