Turks Examine Their Muslim Devotion After Poll Says Faith Could Be Waning
Erdogan has said he aims to create a “pious generation” that will “work for the construction of a new civilization.”
That, Cagaptay says, is generating a backlash among young people.
“And I think the polls are showing that because Erdogan replaced the power of authority with his own identity of this conservative, religion-loving politician, a lot of young Turks are reacting to it,” he says.
If these polls indicate a real trend, Cagaptay says, it could mean Erdogan’s push to create a more religious Turkey is backfiring.