What do young people say about politics and politicians?
Young people foster feelings of cynicism and distrust toward political institutions. They believe that “politics isn’t honest and just” and that “the deserving people are not where they should be.” The same distrust is felt toward politicians, who have been perceived as protecting only themselves and their relatives, not doing much for the people and not telling the truth. What do the young people of Turkey want most? They want jobs. Forty-nine percent of young people said “a good job” is what they want most, followed by “esteem” with 18 percent, and “love” with only 16 percent. About 1 million young people between the ages of 15 and 24 are actively looking for jobs. The unemployment rate of about 18 percent among young people is almost twice the national average. Why are they unable to find employment? When asked for the most significant reason why they cannot find jobs, 30 percent answered “being young and inexperienced.” The words “young” and “inexperienced” are used almost synonymo