IRI poll: Turks' opinions on government, economy

July 13, 2010, 12:09 p.m.

How are attitudes within Turkey changing as the state assumes greater international importance? An International Republican Institute poll finds concern with economic issues, overall support for local governing institutions, and a population divided on proposed constitutional changes. From IRI:

"The governing Justice and Development Party has dominated Turkey for the past decade, but IRI’s poll suggests there are opportunities for opposition parties to make up ground in the next general elections, particularly if they focus their efforts on the economy. IRI’s poll reveals that 56 percent of Turks believe the country is going in the wrong direction, with the economy and jobs being their chief concerns."

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