Justin Vela

The “new” young Turks…

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Istanbul-I’ve got a new article out on university graduates in Turkey who are unable to find suitable jobs.

It was commissioned and first published by EurasiaNet.org 

Setting the stage for the unemployment conundrum is the demographic fact that more than half of Turkey’s estimated population of 75 million people is under the age of 30. And not only are there more youngsters seeking employment, they tend to be better educated than their elders.

Read the full article and see photos here. 

The article was also republished by The Atlantic  


Written by Justin Vela

November 16, 2011 at 5:45 pm

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  1. I’m running across quite a few young Turks who have started their own businesses rather than try to find ones with corporations. I would think that’s key to Turkey’s future and the post-college unemployment rate– make it easier for young Turks to start new businesses.


    November 16, 2011 at 7:21 pm

  2. Hey Justin, good job on this article–saw it in The Atlantic, and thought it was very well written! I’m director of development for the Yale Globalist and some of our reporters took a trip to Turkey this summer and came back with different stories. You might be interested in some of them! http://tyglobalist.org/category/theme/turkey/ Keep doing your thing, and let us know if you’re ever in New Haven, CT or the NYC area and available to come talk to us about being a journalist!


    December 7, 2011 at 5:14 pm

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