Turkish ‘brain drain’: Why are defense industry officials ditching their jobs in Turkey for work abroad?

Source:Defense News Date:09Jan2019

After the NYT article claiming large number of white Turks migrating in fear of crack-down on basic liberties, the Presidential Palace  issued a denial, claiming net migration was much lower. This article provides proof that the brain drain is a reality.


Among the respondents’ expectations before they would consider returning to Turkish jobs were higher salaries, better working conditions, full use of annual leave, professional management and support from top management for further academic work.

They also want the political situation in Turkey to normalize and for employees to win social rights in line with European Union standards. They also want to guarantee there won’t be employee discrimination according to political beliefs, life styles and religious faith. They added that mobbing should stop and that employees be offered equal opportunities.