Turkey’s waning fertility threatens Erdoğan’s vision of strength

Source:The Guardian Date:27Dec2017

Wow…Turkey is aging very rapidly.


Though Turkey remains the second most populous country in Europe after Germany, with a population of 79.5 million, and has one of the lowest median ages in Europe at 31.5 – but up from 28.8 in 2009 – figures this year from the government-run Turkish Statistical Institute showed the first time that fertility rates had dropped to the replacement rate of 2.1 in 2016.